Retired and going to Disney.
- Oct 28, 2000
Has anyone used a wheelchair on these buses?
Sorry, but I've never vacationed with kids to Walt Disney World. I can't help with recommendations. I think that ClapYourHands' suggestion of a Minnie Van is probably your only option.Thank you, I really appreciate your response! Is there another method of transportation you'd recommend that allows for 2 car seats?
As long as there is not any unusual traffic, if you take the first bus of the day going to a theme park, you will always arrive before the park opens. Although, if you're going to the second park, it will be close. Regardless of which two parks are coupled together, the entire trip (Hotels --> 1st Theme Park --> 2nd Theme Park --> Hotels) takes one hour.I can't seem to find a better solution than the buses, even though it seems as though we'll miss rope drop (which really messes up how we tour Disney). We avoid parks with EMH typically so all parks would have 9am opening, at least at this point.
Haven't used but seen plenty of people do it or with those scooter things. I think they often load wheelchairs and scooters firsts so they get the designated areas then load standard passengers who fill remaining seats or standHas anyone used a wheelchair on these buses?
Your post is a bit confusing. You say you are staying at FW. But, then mention the long walk & crossing 2 bridges (which describes the walk from the DS area resorts). You've also posed your question on a bus thread for the DS area resorts, which FW is not.Hi there.
We are staying at Ft Wilderness in October. Have only visited Disney Springs once and that was in 2009.
We would like to visit DS a few times this trip but are REALLY put off by the amount of walking from the parking garages, across 2 looooooooong bridges, just to reach DS (this doesn’t even include the walk to our destination once inside DS). While I expect some walking, we would like to keep it as minimal as possible due to various reasons for members in our party. Would taking Disney busses be a better option with less walking? If not, what is our best option (we will have our own car and are not looking for paid options such as Uber). We are a group of 8 with 2 kids in car seats.
Our stops would be:
Wolfgang Pucks Express
Earl of Sandwich
Correct. I believe the Swan/Dolphin still get free parking at the Disney Parks (though parking is not free at the hotel), but no other offsite hotels get the free parking.We are considering a stay at B Resort. If I'm understanding this correctly, we DO get EMH and the busses run according to EMH hours. But the night of an After Hours event, we would need to drive to the theme park. I will pay for parking at the resort, and if we choose to drive to the theme parks, we ALSO PAY for parking there as well? So even though it's an "official Walt Disney Hotel", it does NOT include Theme Park parking like it would if I were staying onsite at Port Orleans, for example? So I need to budget about $50 in parking fees if I want the convenience of not taking the busses to the parks? Have I got that right?
Which Saratoga Springs stop do I want? I've never been to SS. Looking forward to my stay at BW in November!You can also get on a bus to Saratoga Springs resort ... it is right next to Disney Springs and if you get off at the right bus stop an easy walk to any of the DS hotels.
It’s an easy walk taking the sidewalk over to the pedestrian walkway that goes over the road and then walk over to Saratoga Springs. The walk should be about a 15min walk which it was for me from the Wyndham Garden practically right next door to the Hilton. (I wouldn’t recommend it cause of heavy traffic during the day but if you decide to J-walk across the road it would be faster then taking the Pedestrian bridge to get over to Saratoga Springs.) The Hilton Buena Vista Palace is on the same bus route as the Wyndham Garden and the Hilton Buena Vista Palace was the last stop before heading out to the parks which is a plus but was also the last stop coming back from the parks.Has anyone stayed at the Hilton Buena Vista Palace and walked over to Saratoga Springs to take the Disney bus? Do you just cross Buena Vista Drive? Wondering if it’s an easy walk. It seems like this is a preferred option over the non-Disney bus especially for Magic Kingdom since it drops you off at the front door instead of Transportation center.