- Nov 11, 2011
Totally agree with you, when you consider how large both of the resorts are, it really is a joke that they expect both of them to share buses at peak times.Really in busy times the BC (and BCV) and YC and the Dolphin/Swan shouldn't be sharing buses at all during peak times --- park opening and closing. We've been there in busy times staying at BC where we've seen multiple AK/DS/MK buses skip the BC stop altogether after filling up at YC --- super frustrating to be waiting for a bus that never even comes to the bus stop. Since BC and YC and Dolphin/Swan are all considered deluxe resorts the transportation should be first class --- maybe off hours say 9 am to 8pm they can share the route but at opening and closing during busy times this is crazy.
We usually stay BC and don't view the opening and closing times for AK, MK, DS as worth depending on the buses at all if we had an early ADR. (Thank goodness the walk to Epcot and DHS is quick.) Sort of sad really... we used to rent cars for our stay but with the new parking fee we haven't bothered --- but if their bus services can't perform that will make us way more likely to stay offsite and just rent a car. Sort of sad to see this though.
We've never really noticed how bad it can be for BC guests until this trip, but on numerous occasions over the two weeks that we were there it was standing room only by the time we got to the BC.
I'm glad it's not only us that were upset by the situation, we realised in the first week how bad it had got since our last visit & knew the second week would be way worse with it being TG.
Disney get it right in so many ways but so wrong in others, they have got us all planning our trips almost down to the hour now with ADRS & FP+ & people now really do rely on buses, boats, monorails & the Sky Liner to run on time.
We gave up on getting a boat to or from the studios back in 2017 & walked as the wait was so long if you had just missed one.
We used the Sky Liner a lot this trip particularly when heading back to the resort as it always keeps moving, yes it's a bit of a journey to go to CB/RR first & then change to the Epcot line but at least you keep moving & I still think it's quicker than waiting for a boat at peak times.
I've mentioned in another post that I'm going to reach out to the manager of the BC & YC to make her aware of the situation with the buses.