All Star bus transportation? good or bad?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by P'colaFla, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. P'colaFla

    P'colaFla Mouseketeer

    Mar 29, 2003
    We have a short Dis trip planned in November and we have decided to stay at ASmu since it will be a budgeted trip. We usually stay in the mods so we are used to great bus transportation. What can we expect at All Stars?
  2. CamColt

    CamColt Moderator Moderator

    Aug 7, 2000
    We have stayed at POR twice and ASMO 3x. We found the service at ASMO to be better. In general 5-10 minute waits coming or going.
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  4. jkovick

    jkovick <font color=FF9900>DIS Veteran<br><font color=blue

    Feb 22, 2003
    We were there last November and the transportation was excellent. We waited no more than 10 minutes for a bus.
  5. tar heel

    tar heel <font color=royalblue>Where will we get our news i

    Aug 17, 1999
    We must have a hit an off week. I had read on the boards that All Star transportation was very good, but we found it to be subpar in June. The worst was waiting 45 minutes on an MK early entry day. We had arrived at the stop at 7:45 -- later than planned, but it should have still been early enough to experience part of the extra hour. We got on the first bus that came, too, but there were 200-300 people who didn't. I don't think we're unrealistic about Disney transportation since we always park our car and use it, and we've stayed at seven different resorts.
  6. Chip 'n Dale Express

    Chip 'n Dale Express Can't stay put!<br><font color=purple>I met lots o

    Jul 29, 2002
    Service at the All-Stars is highly subjective... There are a few things that should be kept in mind:

    - The All-Stars have a total of nearly 6,000 rooms.
    - The All-Stars are crowded year-round.
    - Expect crowds. To expect otherwise is unrealistic.
    - Buses run frequently to the All-Stars, moreso than any other resort. The reason being is to handle the massive demand.
    - Just because a bus fills up, and leaves people behind, doesn't mean they are stranded. Often times, there is a bus just a minute or two behind the first.
    - Some buses go Sports Music Movies. Other buses go Movies Music Sports. And some buses just go to one or two All-Stars. Routes VARY.

    All things said and done, the majority of the folks at the All-Stars find the transportation to be just fine. The majority of the complaints that we do get relate to crowds on the buses. Yes, it's crowded at times, but we move an amazing amount of people, and all things considered, we do a good job of it.
  7. slimplaw

    slimplaw DIS Veteran

    Feb 18, 2001
    We've stayed at All Stars twice. I don't believe we've waited more than 20 minutes for a bus when going to a park. However, when we left any of the parks at closing time, the busses were packed. Granted, they bring in one after the other to move all the people but because of the vast number of rooms there are many people waiting. We finally began taking our time getting to the bus at closing time and sometimes sat and waited until the busses were not jam packed. One night, we sat and waited for 45 minutes. It was a very nice evening and just relaxed.
  8. webray

    webray Love the wineauxs!

    Apr 20, 2000
    We have stayed at the sports many times...we found the bus transportation to be excellent.
  9. waughzee

    waughzee Dreaming of Disney!

    Oct 9, 2000
    Honestly, I can say that bus service at All Stars was better than at the Contemporary.
  10. DisneyLisa

    DisneyLisa <a href="

    Jun 19, 2000
    I have to say that the bus service at the AS was the best we've ever had...GF was the worst. :)
  11. Maridw

    Maridw DIS Veteran

    Jun 24, 2001
    We have stayed at AS Sports and usually it is only 5 to 10 minutes wait. On the odd occasion, (we said it had to be us), we watched buses for all other parks but the one we were going to, come and go...2 or 3 a piece. Then finally our bus appears. On those trips we just start laughing if it seems to happen for each park we are planning on visiting for the day.

    A couple times if I walked away, the bus was sure to come. So if we had been waiting a little while, I would wander off and sure enough, here comes the bus.

    All in all, we feel the buses for the All Star resorts is pretty good.
  12. photobob

    photobob DIS Veteran

    Jan 13, 2003
    Given the sheer volume of rooms there, they keep buses flowing so the service is quite good. I've stayed there twice and found short waits each time..

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