Bus at Bus Stop location at resort
  • On Aug 13, 2019
    Maria from IL Asked

    Hello. We are staying at the Polynesian Resort and have a 9:40 breakfast reservation at Boma. I have a daughter in a wheelchair. What time do we need to leave the resort to get to Boma on time and do all the buses have WC lifts? Thank you!

    Hi, Maria!  Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    One of the things that I love the most about the Walt Disney World Resort is how they make the magic accessible to everyone.  I often visit with my son who has autism, and when we vacation with our extended family, we have relatives who need to use electric conveyance vehicles (scooters).  The Walt Disney World Resort offers many services for guests with various types of disabilities in order to ensure that everyone's visit is practically perfect in every way.

    During our extended family trip, we found that the Walt Disney World Resort's transportation system was quite accessible for our family members with mobility needs.  All of the Walt Disney World Resort buses can accommodate two wheelchairs or electric conveyance vehicles at a time.  Buses start transporting Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests to the theme parks 45 minutes before the park's opening time and tend to run approximately every 20 minutes. When you are at your resort hotel, you can check your My Disney Experience mobile app to see when the next bus is scheduled to arrive.  Unfortunately, there is no bus service between resort hotels.  In order to travel from Disney's Polynesian Village Resort to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge for your breakfast reservation at Boma - Flavors of Africa, you will need to first take a bus from your resort hotel to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, then from there, catch a bus headed to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.  I would allow at least an hour and a half to make this trip.

    Depending on what time the parks open on the day of your reservation, you may be cutting it a bit close to arrive at your reservation on time by bus.  I would suggest you consider using the Minnie Van Service as it is usually the quickest way to travel throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.  The Minnie Van Service begins running at 6:30 a.m., so it is perfect for those early morning breakfast reservations.  Normally, you can request and pay for a Minnie Van using your Lyft app, but since you will need an accessible vehicle, you will want to call (407) 828-3500 to request your vehicle.  Requests for an accessible vehicle can be made 45 to 60 minutes in advance.  A Cast Member will then arrive in an adorable red and white polka dot vehicle to take you directly to any location on Walt Disney World Resort property.

    Have a magical day!
    Samantha
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a Disney Parks Moms Panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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