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sambisc 11-17-2012 08:47 AM

transportation to resort restaurants
How does everyone get to all the different resort restaurants? Do you use the buses or take a taxi?

XGrumpy1 11-17-2012 09:07 AM

I have always used the buses.

You have to leave extra time, but if we get there a little early it can be great fun just looking around the resort and shipping the shops. There are always shops!

LilyWDW 11-17-2012 11:28 AM

If I am going resort to resort then I use a taxi. It's not worth the time and hassle to use the buses. If I am already at a park and then heading to a resort then I will take the bus since it's a one way easy trip.

gabzee 11-17-2012 11:34 AM

It depends which resort I am going to and what time (early breakfast, dinner). However, most of the time we do end up taking the bus.

minnie mum 11-17-2012 11:38 AM

If it's for a breakfast I like to go by taxi (I am NOT a morning person!). For dinner we will usually take the bus there. If it's a late dinner and the closest park has closed we will usually take a taxi back to our own resort.

Pakey 11-17-2012 12:16 PM

We used to do bus but hated the wasted time. Now we take cabs.

figment_jii 11-17-2012 01:01 PM

Usually my family takes a taxi as well because it saves time and isn't that expensive ($25 will get you most anywhere on property). We avoid resort-to-resort buses trips because it usually involves a transfer at DTD or a park, which means potentially a lot time waiting. Taxis are easy to get - there are usually a few waiting near valet/the front at all of the resorts.

maxiesmom 11-17-2012 05:00 PM

In the mornings we are definitely taxi people. My sleep is precious at WDW, so the hour I save by not using Disney transportation to get around is worth the $20 that a taxi costs.

For dinners, it depends. On where we are and what we are doing. If I am at the Magic Kingdom and need to get to the Poly, I take the monorail. If am at the Animal Kingdom and need to get to Epcot, I would probably take a taxi.

kmb584 11-17-2012 05:07 PM

It depends. If it's for a breakfast reservation we take a taxi unless our reservation is at a monorail resort. For dinner, we'll typically use Disney transportation unless we lost track of time and are cutting it close to the reservation time.

Hopefully 11-18-2012 07:27 AM

We do a bit of both. I always budget ahead for a few taxi trips. Then depending on where we are and where we need to go to, I decide. It is not that expensive to take a taxi and it can save a lot of time.

hsmamato2 11-18-2012 09:33 AM

we do buses, but we don't do morning ADR's either:cool1: just dinners. We always allow approx. an hour+ to travel,and hopefully get to the resort early enough to look around and enjoy before dinner! it's fun!
Our usual plan is to decide which park is closest to the reosrt where we're eating. example, we're eating at the contemperary,so we take a bus to MK,then walk over to the hotel.
or we're eating at AKL,so we bus over to Animal Kingdom,get off bus,wait,and get on bus over to lodge. Usually when we leave dinner, we take the bus to DTD,as we like hanging out there at night.....then back to our hotel:thumbsup2
if we leave from a park,that's easy,just take the proper bus!
Once, we ate at Boma, then took a bus back to Epcot stops,(closest to our hotel) then just got in the proper line for the bus back to our hotel. easy. (just be aware of park closing times for this....if all else fails,we go back thru DTD which has buses to everywhere, but that's slower.

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