Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On May 6, 2008
    Kim Asked

    Thanks for your response. I'm concerned with the ease of getting to and from the parks (espec. MK). How do you get to each park and approx. how long does it take? I'm thinking we will probably have to do breaks in the middle of the day.

    Based on your previous question, I assume that you're asking me about travel time to the parks from the Beach Club Villas.

    To get the Magic Kingdom from the Beach Club Villas, you take a bus. The ride itself is about 15-20 minutes long depending on if you're doing a stop at the Boardwalk (which happens at certain times of day). This is obviously longer than it would take you to get to the Magic Kingdom on the monorail from the Polynesian (which I believe was your other option). However, I never find the morning bus ride to be a problem. We always hit the MK early, stay for about 4 hours and then leave to go back to the hotel. We eat/rest/swim/etc. and go back out to a park, but we do not go back to the MK twice on the same day.

    If you're planning to visit the MK twice in one day, then you might be better off at the Poly. But what my family does is spend the later part of the day at Epcot or Disney's Hollywood Studios. These are both super-quick trips from the Beach Club. The walk from the BC to Epcot is about 5 minutes. The boat ride is about 12 minutes to DHS.

    The Animal Kingdom would be a bus ride from either the Poly or the BC. The bus from the BC is quicker.

    If you want a villa AND you want closed to the Magic Kingdom, you should consider the Wilderness Lodge Villas. While not on the monorail line, the Wilderness Lodge is a 10 minute boat ride to the MK, which is fun for the kids. I've stayed there many times and love the themeing of the lobby. The WL also has two of my very favorite restaurants at WDW: Artist Point and the Whispering Canyon Cafe.

    I hope I haven't confused you more. Let me know if you have more questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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