What Do You Enjoy About Riding WDW Transportation??

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by North of Mouse, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. DanInMN

    DanInMN Mouseketeer

    Jan 23, 2012
    Don't have to pay for parking!

    Don't have to find the car after a long day in those gigantic parking lots.

    I remember years ago taking a Mears bus from the airport to Port Orleans. The price was crazy high, like $25 pp each way. Now it's very nice to have ME for free!
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  3. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Reserving the right to make jokes out of typos - b

    Jun 11, 2005
    Adult beverages! Kungaloosh! Skoäl! Salud! Bottoms up! Here's mud in your eye!

    Oh, wait. I forgot about the original question :rotfl2:
    10. Someone else is driving
    9. Not costing me any extra
    8. Ubiquitousness
    7. Extensive operating hours
    6. Variety
    5. Reliability
    4. Friendly Transportation Cast Members
    3. Responsive Transportation Managers when there's an issue
    2. Hey, I'm on vacation - I'll get there when the transportation gets me there

    And the Number One thing I like about Walt Disney World Transportation is....

    It's not the MBTA!
  4. RaySharpton

    RaySharpton DIS Veteran

    Oct 28, 2000
    I love the WDW bus, boat launch, monorail, and sidewalk transportation system.

    I use my own mobility scooter that takes apart and fits in the trunk of my car.

    But, I can't take all the heavy parts of the scooter out of the trunk and put all the pieces together and reverse the process everytime that I want to drive somewhere anymore. Actually, I have take it apart or put it together four times just to go to one park or destination and back to the resort again. And repeat the process if I have to go to more than one destination.

    Some day, I will be able to afford a better mobility scooter and a larger vehicle like a suv or minivan that will have an interior lift to assist me. I might drive around then sometimes if there are a lot of other wheelchairs and mobitily scooters at the resort. I really haven't had that experience of having a way to transport my mobility scooter except for taking it apart. The WDW bus system solves this problem for me.

    There was a time, years ago before I bought my own mobility scooter, that I thought that I would never be able to enjoy WDW anymore because it became almost impossible for me to walk more than 100 feet without falling down if I couldn't find a place to sit down. I could rent a ECV at the parks, but getting from my room to the bus and from the bus to the park became almost impossible. And there were days when I thought that I might never make it back to my room at the end of the day using the same procedure in reverse after leaving the ECV at the park.

    I love the WDW transportation systems.

    I can go anywhere in WDW using my mobility scooter without using my car.

    It is truely magical to me.

    It allows me to experience the Magic that everyone on the DISboards enjoy talking about.

    Without it...I would probably never visit WDW again.

    I travel by myself usually. I love going down every December to see all of the WDW Christmas decorations and music at all of the parks and resorts.

    I love just sitting back at the end of the street in DHS and enjoying the Osborne Family Spectacular of Dancing Lights.

    I love watching the Epcot Candlelight Processional.

    I love watching all of the parades and fireworks at the parks.

    I love watching the smiles and laughter of people watching in the parks.

    I love meeting up with friends that I have met here on the DISboards forums and many other Disney forums when I travel in December.

    I enjoy getting a chance to see AllEars.Net Deb Wills, and many of her staff at meet and greets. And meeting up with different Disney authors and podcasters by chance or at other Disney meet and greets.

    And all of this is possible because I can use my own scooter, and I can use WDW bus system to go to all of the parks or resorts or DTD.

    And I can use the boat launches to travel from MK to WL or FWCG to see all of the Christmas decorations. I just love seeing all of the evening camper's Christmas decorations. Or use the boat launches at Epcot and DHS to see the Swan and Dolphin, Beach and Yacht Club and Boardwalk.

    I can also visit by bus, Coronado Springs Resort and Caribbean Resort and travel around their lakes. Such a beautiful stroll around the lake during the day. I look forward to visiting the new Animation Resort.

    Or use the DTD boat launch to visit OKW and SSR and POR. I really like this boat ride in the evening or day time as the boat travels along the canal under the trees.

    And the sidewalks on a beautiful day and nighttime with their well lighted sidewalks to visit the Boardwalk area and after a busy day at DHS, I ususally use the wide sidewalks to leisurely travel back to the Swan or Boardwalk Resorts instead of using the busier boat launch. I love the travelling along the sidewalks from OKW to SSR to DTD.

    So to me...I am very thankful for all the WDW transportation.

    And if you simply ask me, I will be happy to wait for another bus. I would much rather someone ask me not board so that they can get on instead of making demeaning remarks to me or at me as they walk by me in line. Or point their finger at me and shake their heads as if I am doing something wrong. When this happens to me on those late nights when leaving a park, I try to smile and think to myself that they must be stressed out, and wouldn't normally say such things to a complete stranger. Or maybe, if they are really miserable like that all of the time; especially if they are yelling at their children, too; that I would worry and hope for the best for their children. The children are usually looking sad and some have even walked by me in the bus line and whispered, "...I'm sorry..." after their father or mother have passed. Life is too short. I just try to think what that person must be going through to make them say such mean things or act in such a demeaning way and I internally try to wish them well and hope things get better for them.

    WDW is my happy place.

    Yes, I am very thankful, and very grateful for the many, many nice people that I meet and enjoy talking about Disney while waiting in any line and on the bus. In comparison, there are very, very few rude people. I am glad that I try not take it so personally as I might have in years past. I now notice all the nice folks and feel so grateful that there are so many nice, kind and helpful people in this world. All I might be able to do is smile for the kindness if the meeting is brief, and the words are kind, or the smile is gentle. But inside my heart, I am very thankful for such gentle, kind people. I always remember the kindness and the smile even though I may never meet you again. I thank you for this. I really do.

    I have enjoyed reading everyone's posts.

    Thank you.

  5. leafE

    leafE Mouseketeer

    Oct 10, 2012
    At home we get so sick of driving, we sometimes feel like we spend more time in the car than anywhere else! So it's so nice to be able to just forget about for a while and relax.
    We'll be flying and taking DME this time, but for our last two trips we drove, 10+ hours from North Carolina, and were so sick of the car that we couldn't wait to ditch it for a while and let someone else drive! :rotfl2:
  6. deserrai

    deserrai DIS Veteran

    Feb 3, 2012
    This is exactly how I feel. I park my car the day I get there and forget about it until we leave. I love not having to drive and especially not having to deal with a car seat.
  7. bauer1168

    bauer1168 DIS Veteran

    Sep 17, 2011
    Is it weird I love the smell on the buses and monorail?
    My all time favourite is "please stand clear of the doors..." I don't feel like I'm in Disney until I hear that :D
  8. amomma23

    amomma23 DIS Veteran

    Apr 24, 2012
    We usually go in August or September and it is HOT. It's so nice to stand in the shade, then get onto a nice cool bus. Much better than baking in the sun with 3 kids while my husband starts the car and runs the A/C until the kids carseats reach a temp. that won't cause 3rd degree burns! :rotfl:
  9. North of Mouse

    North of Mouse DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Yes, this is a long post to quote, but so *uplifting* that I thought it would be nice to have it again on this thread ;) It can warm your heart, and show as an example, how nice some people can be, and how much any of us can appreciate a kind word, or smile. The best to you at Disney and everywhere, and may you have much pixiedust:
  10. monarchsfan16

    monarchsfan16 <font color=green>Holy smokes, the DIS is a big pl

    Nov 30, 2003
    I drive roughly 500 miles a week. I enjoy taking a total break from driving. I also tend to get stressed when driving a rental car. I don't want to wreck it, and it's an unfamiliar vehicle being driven on unfamiliar roads. I gladly will take the stress reduction of not driving on unfamiliar roads in an unfamiliar vehicle, and just plain taking a break from driving, even if I have to wait a few minutes or stand on a bus.
  11. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

    May 2, 2002
    1. first, knock it off with the Kungaloosh!! That was such a great night, and I'm really peeved with myself for leaving it too long. Wish I had gone to AC sooner.
    2. What the heck is it with 'ubiquitousness'??? Seriously?? Such big words.
    And you're right about it not being the MBTA...man, now there's something to complain about!!!

    And as for you, my friend??? What a terrific post. For those of you who don't know Ray personally??? Ray is exactly like that post. A more gentle, kind person I have yet to meet. Ray is truly a southern gentleman!!! IF there were a few more like him riding around at WDW, we would have nothing to worry about!!!
    I can't wait to see you in a few weeks Ray. Safe travel down to WDW....be safe along the roads. Stay healthy, get plenty of rest. Will see you there and get my annual Ray hug!!!!

    God, I love the people on this board!!! Just saying.
  12. Reddy

    Reddy Scrapbooker

    Dec 4, 2010
    I love hearing "Welcome Home" after a day in the park
  13. Talking Hands

    Talking Hands <font color=purple><b>|,,|/</b> DEAF DISNEY LOVER<

    Mar 27, 2002
    It gives me independence to come and go as I please and not force my husband to spend all day in the parks. He is not a Disney person.
    Sometimes I actually do find another person that uses sign language and we have a good chat.
  14. Sweettears

    Sweettears 50 years of Disney and counting

    Sep 17, 2010
    As with all the PPs, not having to drive. Plus I like the voice over the speakers making announcements. It keeps me in the Disney vibe. We're now approaching Disney's........ :goodvibes
  15. njmom47

    njmom47 <font color=blue>He's such a fiend!<br><font color

    Oct 14, 2007
    We haven't been that many times, but I will say this:

    I enjoy just getting on a bus and getting to where I am going, especially at the end of the night when I am too tired to think.
    I do 90% of the driving in real life for us, and I like not having to stress about that.
    I also enjoy meeting other people.
    The last time we went, the kids were old enough to go their own way (we were with a baseball team and their families so there was a ton of kids for them to hang with). I think the freedom the busses gave them made them happy. :thumbsup2
  16. Bullseye

    Bullseye Faithful Companion

    May 8, 2009
    I like that it takes me from the parking lot to the park! :duck:
    And where else am I going to get an opportunity to ride a tram or monorail or a ferry! ;)

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