Originally Posted by ~Tonga Wingo~
There is free parking at DTD so it keeps people from being able to park there and take a bus to one of the parks...thus not having to pay the parking fees at whichever park. I understand this...but people could still park at DTD, transfer to a resort and then to the park of their choice so it doesnt make a whole lot of sense...
Okay..lets say you drive to DTD at about 8:15...you want to make rope drop at, say, Epcot. Okay...walk over to the bus stops (going to take you about 5 mins or so). You find the bus stop for BW or YC/BC. Then, you wait. You could be waiting for up to 2 hrs!!! Why? There is no reason for buses to be arriving at DTD until much later...the shops don't open until 9:30, earliest. And even then, the buses back to resorts are sporadic until later in the morning. So, lets say you get lucky and a BW bus comes and you get on by, hmmm, 9:30. Now, it will take you about 15-20 mins to get to BW. Once there, you now have to walk through the resort and over to the International Gateway...that's going to take you about 20 mins. So, it's now about 10:30!!!
Or you want to go to MK? Same thing happens but you are lucky because you can take a CR bus and then it's under 10 mins to walk to the MK from there.
Using DTD to get to a park is not smart. Cheap? Sure. But what is your time worth to you?? And Disney has no plans to change any of this because it just isn't cost effective for them.