Ths DIS is a great place to ask Orlando airport transportation questions and share tips.  


Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Transportation
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-05-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
phillymummer
DIS Veteran
 
phillymummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 610

Why aren't there park-to-park buses?

Hello DISers!

I was part of a huge Disney discussion today and we got to talking about the buses, monorails, and boats. We wondered why Disney doesn't offer buses from.... say..... AK to MK? Or MK to HS? We were trying to figure out the parks you can hop to directly. Like Epcot and DHS can be done via a boat or walkway, right? And you take the monorail from MK to Epcot, right?

Personally, I think I would be more inclined to buy a PH pass again if I could hop straight from park-to-park.

What do you think?
__________________
April 1987, April 1990- Off-site, with family.
May 1993 Off-site, Senior Class Trip!
Oct 2010 POR- First trip as an adult

Oct 2012 POFQ- First trip planned all by myself (and with plenty of help from The Dis!)
Next trip (Hopefully) 2015 to Universal!
phillymummer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
VAfamily1998
DIS Veteran
 
VAfamily1998's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,903

There are. We took a bus from HS to Epcot last month
VAfamily1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 10-05-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
Poohbug
Sherlocked
 
Poohbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,934

I don't park hop often but when I do, I always take the bus. I have taken the bus from Epcot to AK and HS. What makes you think you cannot take a bus from one park to another. I have in the past and as far as I know, that option is still available.
__________________
Me , DH , DS Star Wars Fanatic, DS sneaky and
DS the artist
Poohbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 05:03 PM   #4
mesaboy2
Using a certain word brings out a special kind of cray-cray

 
mesaboy2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 24,235

Quote:
Originally Posted by phillymummer View Post
Hello DISers!

I was part of a huge Disney discussion today and we got to talking about the buses, monorails, and boats. We wondered why Disney doesn't offer buses from.... say..... AK to MK? Or MK to HS? We were trying to figure out the parks you can hop to directly. Like Epcot and DHS can be done via a boat or walkway, right? And you take the monorail from MK to Epcot, right?

Personally, I think I would be more inclined to buy a PH pass again if I could hop straight from park-to-park.

What do you think?
Yes, there are buses between all parks except MK* and Epcot, where the monorail fills that purpose. A common misconception.

*Note that in MK's case, the park-to-park buses stop at TTC. You would then monorail or ferry back and forth to MK.
__________________
WDW: 44 visits (4 MNSSHPs, 1 MVMCP, and 400+ M&Gs);
DLR: 1 visit DLH; DCL: 1 5-night Dream; Universal Orlando: 11 visits
The Six-Park Six-Pack: 6 parks, 14 rides, 1 day -- 11/06/11
Mesaboy's DLR Trip Report -- The Quest To See Dumbo Fly

FastPass+ Basic Information, Attraction List, and Suggested Priorities
MyMagic & FastPass+ Official Information & FAQ (courtesy andyman8)
Magic Bands 101 (courtesy MouseMomx2)
mesaboy2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 05:07 PM   #5
Kimberle
WL Vet
 
Kimberle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 10,806

There is park to park transportation. I've taken it many times. It may be a bus, boat or monorail.
__________________
Aug 01 CR, N Wing Sept 02 Country Inn & Suites, Calypso Cay Sept 03 WL, Crtyd view
Sept 04 CR 14th fl Concierge Aug 06 Royal Pacific, Club Level Aug 07 AKL, Club Level Aug 08, POR Aug 09 Beach Club Dec 10, Xmas in Tahiti Aug 11, WL Aug 12, Hawaii Apr 13, BC July 14, HRH, CR-MK Club Level


Kimberle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 05:12 PM   #6
BuzzLiteyear
To infinity and beyond....or just drop me off at the Contemporary Resort!
 
BuzzLiteyear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: 978.19 miles just East of due North of CR (1161 by roads)
Posts: 1,960

I was worried that maybe they had changed something, whew.
BuzzLiteyear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 05:38 PM   #7
Talking Hands
|,,|/ DEAF DISNEY LOVER
Mom to 2 beautiful young ladies
SIGNS TO OLDIES ON THE RADIO
 
Talking Hands's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Pooh's Thoughtful Place AKA SE Fla
Posts: 10,144

Had park to park buses last month. Used them several times
__________________

Talking Hands
|,,|/ DEAF Disney Lover
Talking Hands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 05:39 PM   #8
phillymummer
DIS Veteran
 
phillymummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 610

There is?? Holy crap. On my last trip we went from AK ti MK but i think we took a bus to the TC first then hopped on the monorail. You mean i could have taken a bus directly to MK??
__________________
April 1987, April 1990- Off-site, with family.
May 1993 Off-site, Senior Class Trip!
Oct 2010 POR- First trip as an adult

Oct 2012 POFQ- First trip planned all by myself (and with plenty of help from The Dis!)
Next trip (Hopefully) 2015 to Universal!
phillymummer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 05:40 PM   #9
mesaboy2
Using a certain word brings out a special kind of cray-cray

 
mesaboy2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 24,235

Quote:
Originally Posted by phillymummer View Post
There is?? Holy crap. On my last trip we went from AK ti MK but i think we took a bus to the TC first then hopped on the monorail. You mean i could have taken a bus directly to MK??
No, reread my post.
__________________
WDW: 44 visits (4 MNSSHPs, 1 MVMCP, and 400+ M&Gs);
DLR: 1 visit DLH; DCL: 1 5-night Dream; Universal Orlando: 11 visits
The Six-Park Six-Pack: 6 parks, 14 rides, 1 day -- 11/06/11
Mesaboy's DLR Trip Report -- The Quest To See Dumbo Fly

FastPass+ Basic Information, Attraction List, and Suggested Priorities
MyMagic & FastPass+ Official Information & FAQ (courtesy andyman8)
Magic Bands 101 (courtesy MouseMomx2)
mesaboy2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 05:43 PM   #10
ghtx
DIS Veteran
 
ghtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Posts: 3,934

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poohbug View Post
I don't park hop often but when I do, I always take the bus. I have taken the bus from Epcot to AK and HS. What makes you think you cannot take a bus from one park to another. I have in the past and as far as I know, that option is still available.
Lol.
__________________
-----
BLT Jan 2014; BLT Oct 2012; SSR Feb 2010; BWV May 2008; SSR June 2005; Earlier: OKWx3, Treehouse Villas (old version), CR, Poly, GF
ghtx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 05:45 PM   #11
mesaboy2
Using a certain word brings out a special kind of cray-cray

 
mesaboy2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 24,235

Quote:
Originally Posted by ghtx View Post
Lol.
I missed why that's funny....
__________________
WDW: 44 visits (4 MNSSHPs, 1 MVMCP, and 400+ M&Gs);
DLR: 1 visit DLH; DCL: 1 5-night Dream; Universal Orlando: 11 visits
The Six-Park Six-Pack: 6 parks, 14 rides, 1 day -- 11/06/11
Mesaboy's DLR Trip Report -- The Quest To See Dumbo Fly

FastPass+ Basic Information, Attraction List, and Suggested Priorities
MyMagic & FastPass+ Official Information & FAQ (courtesy andyman8)
Magic Bands 101 (courtesy MouseMomx2)
mesaboy2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 05:57 PM   #12
phillymummer
DIS Veteran
 
phillymummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 610

Quote:
Originally Posted by mesaboy2

No, reread my post.
Sorry. Just reread it. I don't know why i thought there weren't buses directly between parks. I guess stopping at the TC to get to MK thre me off. On our last trip the only time we hopped was from AK to MK and then MK to Epcot.

I feel silly now. {insert blush emote here}

So then... Why can resort buses drop you off "in front" of MK but the park buses have to stop at the TC?
__________________
April 1987, April 1990- Off-site, with family.
May 1993 Off-site, Senior Class Trip!
Oct 2010 POR- First trip as an adult

Oct 2012 POFQ- First trip planned all by myself (and with plenty of help from The Dis!)
Next trip (Hopefully) 2015 to Universal!
phillymummer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 06:00 PM   #13
mesaboy2
Using a certain word brings out a special kind of cray-cray

 
mesaboy2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 24,235

Quote:
Originally Posted by phillymummer View Post
Sorry. Just reread it. I don't know why i thought there weren't buses directly between parks. I guess stopping at the TC to get to MK thre me off. On our last trip the only time we hopped was from AK to MK and then MK to Epcot.

I feel silly now. {insert blush emote here}

So then... Why can resort buses drop you off "in front" of MK but the park buses have to stop at the TC?
I just assume it's a lack of space. Someone else may have a better answer.
__________________
WDW: 44 visits (4 MNSSHPs, 1 MVMCP, and 400+ M&Gs);
DLR: 1 visit DLH; DCL: 1 5-night Dream; Universal Orlando: 11 visits
The Six-Park Six-Pack: 6 parks, 14 rides, 1 day -- 11/06/11
Mesaboy's DLR Trip Report -- The Quest To See Dumbo Fly

FastPass+ Basic Information, Attraction List, and Suggested Priorities
MyMagic & FastPass+ Official Information & FAQ (courtesy andyman8)
Magic Bands 101 (courtesy MouseMomx2)
mesaboy2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 06:03 PM   #14
Maggie'sMom
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 3,504

Quote:
Originally Posted by mesaboy2 View Post
I missed why that's funny....
I'm glad I'm not the only one that missed why it was funny. Unless she is referring to the fact that you cannot take a bus directly to the MK, but have to transfer to the monorail at the TTC.
Maggie'sMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #15
Maggie'sMom
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 3,504

Quote:
Originally Posted by mesaboy2 View Post
I just assume it's a lack of space. Someone else may have a better answer.
I thought I read something about Disney planning to add buses that drop off directly at the MK, but I don't know if that was just rumor or if it's actively being pursued.
Maggie'sMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.