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Old 07-08-2014, 02:23 PM   #1
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two questions

are the crowds less in August than Feb break?

are the buses manageable? should I rent a car?

staying in POR
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:36 PM   #2
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are the crowds less in August than Feb break?

are the buses manageable? should I rent a car?

staying in POR
I would say it depends on when in Aug. vs Feb, but in general I would rate August as being more crowded.

The bus debate has many people on both sides, but in our experience we enjoy not having a car at WDW. We see it as visiting Disney, not Florida, and enjoy not having to deal with a car as we migrate from parks to resorts and eventually back to our hotel.

Either way, POR should be great. Happy planning and have a great trip.
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:41 PM   #3
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We always rent a car. Of all the on site trips listed in my signature we only rode a Disney 1 time. It's convenient if you need to go off site for groceries, medicine, etc.

IMHO, it's the quickest way to get to all the parks except Magic Kingdom unless you hit the buses just as they arrive to pick you up.
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I haven't been in Feb. but early August is very different from the last week of August. So, it really does make a difference in the timing.
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are the crowds less in August than Feb break?

are the buses manageable? should I rent a car?

staying in POR
As others have noted, it depends on when in August. The beginning to mid-August period are very busy. Probably as bad as Feb break. However late August starts to get very quiet as folks end their summer vacations and think about getting the kids back to school. By the time Labor Day rolls around the attendance levels are much reduced.

The WDW transportation system is manageable. With patience. If you're more "type a" though you may be happier with a car.
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We always rent a car. Of all the on site trips listed in my signature we only rode a Disney 1 time. It's convenient if you need to go off site for groceries, medicine, etc.

IMHO, it's the quickest way to get to all the parks except Magic Kingdom unless you hit the buses just as they arrive to pick you up.
This is what most guide books will tell you as well. And the reason that MK is the exception is that you have to park at the TTC and then take a boat or the monorail to MK. So having a bus drop you right at the MK gates, if you've timed the bus properly, is preferable to driving.

The car is also going to help if you have ADRs at resorts other than the one at which you are staying, because I believe there aren't resort-to-resort buses.

I made an ADR and was reminded to leave 90 minutes to get there if I was using resort transportation (and the ADR is in a park).
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