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  • On Feb 21, 2019
    James from NY Asked

    Staying at Beach Club. Buses use the parks and Disney Springs as the hubs. If we were at the beach club and had to get to another resort for dinner say Bomas at Animal Kingdom Lodge is it generally quicker to go to a park and transfer or to Disney Springs?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, James!

    Walt Disney World Resort has so many different transportation options.  With buses, boats, and monorails, just getting around is an experience itself.  The debut of the new Skyliner system scheduled to begin operating this fall adds another unique option for guests.  Utilizing the complimentary transportation system is generally very efficient.  You are correct that traveling between Resort Hotels, such as Disney's Beach Club Resort and Animal Kingdom Lodge, will require a transfer at a Theme Park or Disney Springs.  You'll find many different opinions on the best way to transfer.  Some feel the best way is to hop on whatever bus happens to arrive first at the Resort Hotel depot, and transfer wherever that bus is going.  Others choose to transfer at the location that is closest to their ultimate destination.  With bus wait times now available on display screens at your Resort Hotel bus stop and in the My Disney Experience mobile app, you'll be able to determine when buses to various destinations are due to arrive.  Of course total travel time will vary depending upon traffic conditions and how long you'll need to wait for a bus to arrive.  In my experience, I have found it is usually a bit quicker to transfer at a Theme Park instead of Disney Springs.  For expedited travel, you might consider Disney's Minnie Van service (cost involved for this service.)  This is a fun, efficient way to travel door to door.

    Enjoy your stay!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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