Hotels w/good transpo to WDW

Discussion in 'Orlando Hotels and Attractions' started by grad_dis_nut, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. grad_dis_nut

    grad_dis_nut Mouseketeer

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    Hi,

    I'm hoping someone can help me....I am wondering which of the offsite hotels has decent shuttle service to the MK?

    DH and I are sending his sister's fiance to WDW to surprise her, but he will not have a car and isn't very "Disney-savvy" so we want to make sure it's easy for him to access the park that morning to surprise his fiance at the gate when she arrives!
    (I know that if I book at an on-site resort, this problem becomes infinitely easier, but we are trying to NOT break the bank, and since he only arrives at about 10PM the night before, it seems like a waste).

    i was going to book the Radisson with the Mousesavers price, but from what I could tell, the shuttle service was very limited.

    I would appreciate any help you can provide!

    Thanks :D
     
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  3. hercamore

    hercamore <font color=blue>beagle boy mom<br><font color=tea

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    Second to Disney, the downtown disney hotels have the best bus service.

    What about a room at the Allstars?

    good luck,

    herc.
     
  4. Pat_Elliott

    Pat_Elliott <font color=blue>Kimberly's proud papa!</font><br>

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    What are your dates? There's some great rates in DTD late August through September, and about that time the rates at Allstars will probably be decent (decent=under $70). I agree with herc, next to a resort, DTD transportation is as good as it gets.

    Pat
     
  5. kcarp

    kcarp LSU Tigers

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    hercamore,

    Just curious about your post, you say "Second to Disney, the downtown disney hotels have the best bus service." But if you look on the transportation thread, they have people like Tyler the bus driver saying dd hotels transportation sucks. It really is confussing, but thanks for the info.

    Good Day
     
  6. Pat_Elliott

    Pat_Elliott <font color=blue>Kimberly's proud papa!</font><br>

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    I think folks saying DTD buses "suck" is a little harsh. When it gets down to it, they do tend to be on time, they do tend to have room for everyone, and they do tend to go where they're supposed to. In most respects, they are second to Resort transportation. That may not be saying much, but I still agree with the statement.

    They come after half hour (less for AK). And they stop at every blessed DTD hotel and every park and attraction. That makes them a long trip. As one who's used Resort Transportation, DTD Transportation, Off-site transportation, and my own car, I'll take my own car everytime, and Resort transportation second. But yeah, be it ever so humble, DTD transporation is next in line.

    One man's opinion.

    Pat
     
  7. grad_dis_nut

    grad_dis_nut Mouseketeer

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    Thanks for your replies. DH and I are weighing two options at this point:

    1. Having him rent a car and stay at an offsite hotel (takes care of airport transportation as well as park transportation, and for one day, is definitely cheaper than a towncar).

    2. Getting the towncar or shuttle and sending him to All-Stars so he doesn't have to worry about park transportation in the morning. (This is in early June, and I think there are some codes for $75..but I think they expire in like 2 days--eek!)

    Anyway, just thinking aloud but I appreciate any comments or suggestions!

    Thanks, as always, for your help!
     

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