Disney Springs Hotels Bus Information

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  1. indoshakespeare

    indoshakespeare Mouseketeer

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    Does anyone know if the buses run early enough for EMH?

    Thanks.
     
  2. writerguyfl

    writerguyfl DIS Veteran

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    The Disney Springs Hotels buses start running one hour prior to opening. For stays in 2018, those hotels are eligible for Extra Magic Hours. That means the buses should run starting one hour prior to the Extra Magic Hours time each morning.

    (I'm not a morning person, so I don't have first hand knowledge. Hopefully someone who has stayed at one of these hotels and used the bus service in the early morning will confirm.)
     
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  4. AmeriCanFam

    AmeriCanFam Earning My Ears

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    This is very helpful. Thanks.
     
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  5. Jrits

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    Is there a universal studios bus schedule or info?
     
  6. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    You would need to rent a car, use taxi, use Uber/Lyft or check with Mears Transportation for any fee based shuttle services and of course you could attempt public transportation but that would likely be a nightmare and several transfers.
     
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  7. scrappinam

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    What about park hopping? Would I use Disney transportation to get from one park to another or do the Disney Spring buses do that too? Can anyone use Disney transportation or do you have to be a resort guest?
     
  8. Chris Folks

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    Real good info just what I was looking for
     
  9. writerguyfl

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    Any guest visiting Walt Disney World can use the Disney transportation system. If you're park-hopping, you are welcome to use Disney buses/monorails/boats to get to your next park.

    You are also welcome to use the one-way bus service Disney provides between the theme parks and Disney Springs. That service operates daily from 4:00pm until 11:00pm or 2 hours after theme parks close, whichever is earlier. If you happen to be staying at one of the closer Disney Springs Hotels (Hilton Buena Vista Palace or Hilton Lake Buena Vista), the walk from the Disney bus loop to the hotel isn't too far. The walk is actually pretty enjoyable if you make a pit stop for a snack and/or beverage.
     
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  10. 100AcreWood

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    We’re completing our Disney Springs stay.
    Lessons learned on the bus system.

    It takes a while. When each bus goes to a second park you could be waiting 45 minutes to get to your destination. Happy to answer any questions but I would give the bus system a thumbs down.

    It’s 11pm. Left the Magic Kingdom at 9:40 and we are just leaving AK with a bus full of people. There are people in seats and people standing everywhere. It’s insane.
     
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  11. mjhtvchick

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    Couldn't agree more - going to the parks - not so bad; returning at the end of a long day - sucks!

    For MK, I almost wonder if it would be faster to walk to the Contemporary, get the bus to Disney Springs and walk back to your hotel. Will have to try it some time!!
     
  12. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    I did that once, my issue was that DS buses were not as regular to Contemporary as all the parks ones. It took me a long time to get to DS.

    DS used the after hours park bus to get to Disney Springs one night, and once walked to BW to take bus to Disney Springs.
     
  13. 100AcreWood

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    We finally arrived at the B at 11:30pm. So we did take a Lyft to the Contemporary and walked to the MK one day. It was amazing but I’m sure Disney will catch on soon and prevent people from doing that.

    Anyway just wanted to warn others if you use the transportation you will have to take the monorail to the ticket and transportation center, wait for your bus, go to AK and then to the hotels.
     
  14. lcubed

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    So, I know that the EMH are for 2018. Does anyone know when they will decide/announce if these extras the DS hotels get will carry over into 2019? Just curious. TIA. :)
     
  15. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    No, they probably don't even know. Disney is likely calculating how many rooms will be out of commission due to renovations. They may not want to risk guests moving full offsite (sending dollars to other places) or keep them onsite close to Disney Springs, which I am sure is hoping for the extra spending. It will be a $$$ decision.
     
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  16. 100AcreWood

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    For now, it's definitely still worth staying in Disney Springs even if you skip the transportation. The 60 days FP was really nice. Also, they sent our packages back to the B Resort which was also a nice perk!
     
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