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Old 02-03-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
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Buses at Downtown Disney

Hi everyone. Am I correct in thinking that you can get buses to more or less everywhere from DTD? The theme parks and all the Disney hotels?
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:52 AM   #2
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You cannot get to Disney parks from DTD.

There were too many problems with people parking there for free to circumvent paying to park at the theme parks.

You can get to all of the resorts from DTD.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:58 AM   #3
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You cannot get to Disney parks from DTD.

There were too many problems with people parking there for free to circumvent paying to park at the theme parks.

You can get to all of the resorts from DTD.
Thanks for your reply - that's great. I was interested as we're staying at a nearby Disney resort and thought it would be useful for dinner reservations at other hotels - I do all the driving so it means I can enjoy a glass or two of vino!

I'm just wondering how late buses return back to DTD though in the evening? Any ideas folks?
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:35 PM   #4
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Thanks for your reply - that's great. I was interested as we're staying at a nearby Disney resort and thought it would be useful for dinner reservations at other hotels - I do all the driving so it means I can enjoy a glass or two of vino!

I'm just wondering how late buses return back to DTD though in the evening? Any ideas folks?
2 AM I believe.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:43 PM   #5
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Buses between resorts and DTD are fairly slow. It's generally better to transfer at a park.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:21 PM   #6
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Hi everyone. Am I correct in thinking that you can get buses to more or less everywhere from DTD? The theme parks and all the Disney hotels?
As the PPs have said, you can get from resort to resort via transfers at DTD, but this can be a fairly lengthy process. The rule of thumb is to allow about 45 minutes per leg of the journey, so allow about 90 minutes to get from resort to resort. Personally, I would take a taxi. It'll probably be about $25 to get anywhere on property.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:32 PM   #7
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The bus hubs at DTD are only good in the afternoons and evenings.

In the mornings, they do what is called Dead-heading or divert buses from carrying passengers to the parks, to a resort area if enough people are sitting waiting for a bus.

I have waited up to 50 minutes one morning, before I knew that.

In the evenings, it is good to come back from a resort without having to remember which park to go to, depending on how late each is open and still taking people back to resorts.

DTD buses run until 2 am, so it is a great way to get back to the resorts that are located near DTD, such as SSR, THV, OKW, POR, and POFQ. I am not sure about the off-site hotels that are located near DTD - how late they run. But you would certainly be able to walk to a few of them; you can see them from the bus hub.
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