Travel between locations in WDW

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MAJOR EPISODES

Episode 1407 – The World According To Matt14:54-16:50 Resort Monorail at Magic Kingdom closing

Episode 1359 – Magic Kingdom Mistakes Transport to Magic Kingdom 31:23-33:32

Episode 1317 – Transportation

Episode 1256 – Get it Outta Here! Monorail issues 15:33-17:54

Episode 1157 – Potpourri 3:30 The panel discusses monorail issues at MK closing

Episode 909: Getting In & Getting Around From 7’50” onwards

Episode 819: I Get Around

Episode 602: Len’s Bus(y) Birthday From 6’40” onwards.

Between resorts

1266 14:12 Mark from Illinois asks what the fastest way to get from Animal Kingdom Lodge to Wilderness Lodge is without using a cab

1260 6:38 Chuck asks about transportation from Art of Animation to the Polynesian for an early morning reservation at Ohana

1226 20:20 Kent from Nebraska asks how to best get from the Polynesian to the Beach Club for an early breakfast ADR

1171 4:14 Sean asks about transportation from Wilderness Lodge to the Grand Floridian

1115 26:29 Tony from Florida aks about transportation between resorts for bar hopping

LS28 Part 1 – 23’30” Mike from Massachusetts wants to get a group from the Boardwalk to the Polynesian.

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A listener wants to know how to get from one resort to another to see holiday decorations.

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Karen of Saskatchewan, Canada wants to know how to navigate the Magic Kingdom resorts.

0245 Danny of CA wants to know how difficult it is to get to Animal Kingdom Lodge from Port Orleans French Quarter. Len suggests taking a cab. Matt says if Danny doesn’t want to take a cab, he’ll have to take a bus to one of the parks or Downtown Disney and transfer to another bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge. Len suggests the [1]Disney resort transportation chart. Matt thinks it’s best to get a cab ride considering the time and the convenience factor.

0215 Jeffery of Canada wants to know how to get to Hoop-Dee-Doo from Coronado Springs. Mike Scopa says if Jeff is going to go to the Magic Kingdom, he should park in the Ticket & Transportation Center and take a boat to Fort Wilderness. Mike Scopa says otherwise, he should park at the Settlement lot. Jeffery also wants to know if two adults will look silly. Mike Scopa says you will not look silly.

0128 Peter of NY wants to know if buses run to the Ticket and Transportation Center all day because he wants to get to the Polynesian from Coronado Springs. Len doesn’t think there is a bus to the Ticket and Transportation Center during the day as the buses go directly to the Magic Kingdom. Matt says Peter could easily get to the Polynesian from the theme parks or Downtown Disney. Len says Peter will have to take the bus to the Magic Kingdom and then take the resort loop of the Monorail and estimates a 45 minute commute at worst. Brody wants to know about the boat transportation available and what it costs. Matt says there are boat launches at the Magic Kingdom that go to the Grand Floridian, Contemporary and Wilderness Lodge. Len says certain resorts have boat transportation including the Port Orleans resort. Matt says all the boat transportation are availble to everyone for free.

Disney transportation

1210 5:25 John from New York comments on Disney transportation, and gives a suggestion on how Disney could improve transportation to the non-theme park locations on property

1192 11:31 Louise from Illinois asks for the best resorts when using Disney transportation

1165 26:46 Gerald from Pennsylvania asks about WDW bus-dispatch protocol

1145 14:57 Kim from Connecticut comments on hypothetically eliminating Disney buses

0588 23’40″: Paul from UK asks about the performance of Disney transportation.

29’00″: Dan from NM asks whether he can use Disney transportation to go between resorts.

0537 27’35″: Mark from Illinois asks about getting a bus from the TCC compared to one from the resort.

0528 10’55″: Paul from England asks the difference in Disney transportation over the last 6 years.

0493 20’10″: Derek from Nebraska (LincolnDisFan) wants to use Disney transportation to get to an early dining reservation.

0424 Andy of MN comments on the bus service being slow at Walt Disney World.

0406 Joey also wants to know the sort of lines for Disney transportation.

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David of TN wants to know if there is Disney transportation from the resorts to the marathon start line.

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[2]Jonathon wants to know about getting around
0332 Rex wants to know the pattern to the resort buses.

0227 Gordon wants to know if there any rules about putting wheelchaired guests on the bus. Mike Scopa says there is limited capacity on a bus for wheelchair’d guests as there are only limited spots. Mike Newell says if the guest is in front of you in line, it only makes sense. Mike Newell says WDW is one of the most handicap friendly places.

0149 Jim in KY wonders why never have anything nice to say about the Disney World bus system. Len doesn’t think we don’t like the bus system as much as we think it’s usually faster to take a car than ride the bus. Matt always uses Disney’s bus transportation.

0143 Jason also wants to know how to get from park to park via Disney’s transportation. Matt says all the parks have buses to the other parks. Matt says there is a monorail between Epcot and the Magic Kingdom. Len says the Epcot monorail, although likely slower than a bus, is cooler. Len says a genius professor at UCLA compiled a list of Disney transportation commute times that will be online soon.

0071 Melissa from Ohio doesn’t we think much of Disney World transportation and thinks it’s alot faster than we give them credit. Len doesn’t think they do a bad job but it’s not always as efficient as driving your own car.

Driving

0403 Chuck also wants to know how easy it is to drive to the parks and back to the resorts.

0305 Amy also wants to know about the Sherberth Road shortcut.

0239 William of VA wants to know why the signs on Disney property aren’t efficient. Mike Scopa says it’s hard to comment without knowing the routes that William took. Mike Scopa says there are certain short cuts around property. Matt shares his Sherbeth Road shortcut.

0167 Don wants driving directions to All Star Resort using the Western Way. Len recommends checking out [3]Google Maps.

Driving or Disney transportation

LS31 Part 2 – 17’50″: Ashley asks whether she should drive instead of using Disney transportation in May crowds.

0516 19’30″: Dave from Nigeria Falls said that driving a car was faster than Disney Transportation (except for the Magic Kingdom).

LS25 Part 1, 8’15” Abbey from Connecticut also asks whether they should rent a car (from the Animal Kingdom Lodge). The Panel says “yes”, because Abbey is dining at other resorts, maybe from the Car Care Centre, and Len suggests using a code from MouseSavers.

0412 Scott also wants to know how to best get to the Magic Kingdom with a rental car.

0398 Lynn also wants to know if she should rent a car or use Disney transportation.

0284 Chuck of MI wants to know if there are parks he should use Disney Transportation and not his rental car. Chuck also wants to know how good the signs are for driving.

0257 Len says its always faster to drive your own car to the parks, except for the Magic Kingdom.

0191 Jason of IL wants to know the ways to travel between the parks. Len says you could walk between the Studios and Epcot. Len says for the rest of the parks, bus is the transportation of choice. Matt thinks the boat is faster to get between MGM and Epcot. Ray of WI wants to know the best way to get to Animal Kingdom back to the Wilderness Lodge and then to the Magic Kingdom. Matt thinks driving himself is faster. Len thinks the Disney transportation option is best. Len changes his answer regarding the Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom question.

From All Stars

LS34 29’15″: Frank from Buffolo asks how to get from All Stars to Saratoga Springs.

0502 23’25″: Chris from CA about the drive from All Stars Sports.

From Animal Kingdom

1246 22:01 Amy from Tennessee asks about transportation from Animal Kingdom to Blizzard Beach

LS06 Amy also asks if you can walk from Animal Kingdom to Animal Kingdom Lodge. Answer is no.

From Animal Kingdom Lodge

1382 18:09 Ben from Georgia asks how transportation at the Animal Kingdom Lodge compares to that at the Polynesian

1310 10:15 A listener asks about the efficiency of bus service from the Animal Kingdom Lodge to Epcot

1154 ‎2:44 Matt in New Jersey asks about bus transportation from Animal Kingdom Lodge to the parks

1121 1:52 Paul from Indiana asks about the best way to get to MK early from AKL.

LS25 Part 1, 8’15” Abbey from Connecticut also asks whether they should rent a car (from the Animal Kingdom Lodge). The Panel says “yes”, because Abbey is dining at other resorts, maybe from the Car Care Centre, and Len suggests using a code from MouseSavers.

From Beach Club

LS31 Part 2 – 13’10″: Eric from Colorado asks whether you can walk from the Beach Club to Epcot.

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A listener wants to know how to get to the main entrance of Epcot from the Beach Club resort.
Mike Scopa thinks there are buses in the morning to bring you to the front entrance of Epcot.
The listener also wants to know how long of a walk it is from the Disney-MGM Studios to the Beach Club.
Len says he did it in 15-20 minutes a decent clip.
Matt thinks it will be 20-25 minutes depending on how fast you walk.

From Boardwalk

1322 13:24 Brian from Canada asks about resort hopping to other Deluxe Resorts from the Boardwalk Inn using only Disney transportation

1231 7:34 Mike from New Jersey comments on the bus service at Old Key West and Saratoga Springs as compared to the Boardwalk.

0543 19’35″: Cindy asks about getting from Boardwalk to Epcot.

0182 Jay of ME wants to know about the efficiency of Disney Transportation from Boardwalk to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Downtown Disney. Len says the buses are fine. Matt says there isn’t really a better option.

From Caribbean Beach

LS32 24’35″: Caron from Pennysylvania how she would get from the Caribbean Beach to Animal Kingdom Lodge.

0525 18’10″: Kate from Pittsburgh wants to know about Disney transportation from Caribbean Beach.

From Coronado Springs

1127 24:04 Brian from Minnesota talks about Disney transportation from Port Orleans, Old Key West, and Coronado Springs

0257 Jason of NV wants to know what travel times are like between the resorts and parks such as Coronado Springs. Len says its always faster to drive your own car to the parks, except for the Magic Kingdom. Len says between Coronado Springs and the Magic Kingdom is about 30-40 minutes, 25-35 minutes to Epcot & Studios and about 40 minutes to Animal Kingdom. Matt says there is a chart in the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World on p. 358 that shows transportation times.

From Downtown Disney

0543 21’50″: Andy asks about bus service from Downtown Disney.

From Fort Wilderness

1409 4:21 Amanda from Minnesota asks if she will have time to see the Main Street Electrical Parade after the 4 PM showing of the Hoop Dee Doo Revue

0209 Bridget of VA wants to know if it’s better to drive or take Disney transportation to and from Fort Wilderness. Len says he would drive due to the time issues with Disney transportation.

LS01 Part 2 – 1’25″: Sue from NH asks about going from Hoop-de-Doo to Scopa Towers.

From Hollywood Studios

1158 9:23 Mark from Texas asks about transportation from DHS to the other parks

From Old Key West

1231 7:34 Mike from New Jersey comments on the bus service at Old Key West and Saratoga Springs as compared to the Boardwalk.

1127 24:04 Brian from Minnesota talks about Disney transportation from Port Orleans, Old Key West, and Coronado Springs

From Polynesian Resort

1382 18:09 Ben from Georgia asks how transportation at the Animal Kingdom Lodge compares to that at the Polynesian

From Port Orleans

1240 26:15 Scott from New York asks for the best way to get to the TTC Epcot monorail station from Port Orleans

1127 24:04 Brian from Minnesota talks about Disney transportation from Port Orleans, Old Key West, and Coronado Springs

0346 Becca of NY wants to know the fastest way from Port Orleans Riverside to the parks.

From Saratoga Springs

1231 7:34 Mike from New Jersey comments on the bus service at Old Key West and Saratoga Springs as compared to the Boardwalk.

From Scopa Towers

1263 24:43 Philip from Ohio asks about getting to the water parks from Pop Century

0522 2’55″: Geoff asks about transportation from Scopa Towers.

From Swan and Dolphin

0456 Pam also wants to know about walking to the Studios and Epcot from the Swan and Dolphin.

0161 Danny of NY wants to know if he’s staying at the Swan and Dolphin, should take the bus to the Magic Kingdom or walk to Epcot and take the monorail. Len says Danny should take the bus.

From Water Parks

0287 Jamie of CT wants to know about if Disney Transportation will run even after Blizzard Beach closes but Winter Summerland is still open.
LS06 Caller Amy asks if there is transportation from the water parks to Downtown Disney. Answer is Yes.

LS05 Amy of PA wants to know if there is transportation from the water parks to Downtown Disney.

From Wilderness Lodge

0555 8’45″: Matt from Utah asks for the best way between the Wilderness Lodge and the Magic Kingdom.

From the Yacht and Beach Club

Episode 676: Twin Resorts From commencement to 6’10”

Generally

1331 8:49 Lindsey gives her opinions on staying onsite and using Disney transportation

1240 16:30 Jean from Maryland asks about driving golf carts around WDW

1177 12:42 Tony from New Jersey asks a transportation question

1165 8:10 Kerry from South Carolina offers a transportation tip

0564 27’20″: Michelle from NC talks about doors on the trams.

0442 Jeff of NJ wants to know a list of hotels that are a walk, boat or monorail from the parks .

0317 Jess of VA wants to know about making his ADR and the fastest way to make it to his reservation.

0233 Angel of MI wants to know how long the loop is in World Showcase. Matt thought it was a 1.25 miles.

0233 Chris of NY wants to know who the voice of the current monorail spiel is. Matt says Jack Wagner was the original voice of the monorail. Mike Newell hasn’t found who it is.

0212 Carrie of AZ wants to know her best transportation option given her situation. Len says the fastes option is a cab. Matt agrees if you’re going to take Disney transportation, take the bus to the Magic Kingdom and then walk over to the Contemporary.

0030 Rich from Youngstown, Ohio asks what’s the best way to get from resort to resort after the parks have shut down for the day. Len says a cab is by far the easiest option. Matt mentions Disney transportation runs two hours after the parks close but Len mentions if you have luggage, a cab is the easiest option. Len estimates a cab ride won’t cost more than $10 or so.

In Park

0385 Patrick and Lydia of MD wants to know our opinions of when to take the tram and when to walk to the park .

Taxi

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To Animal Kingdom Lodge

LS32 24’35″: Caron from Pennysylvania how she would get from the Caribbean Beach to Animal Kingdom Lodge.

LS06 Amy also asks if you can walk from Animal Kingdom to Animal Kingdom Lodge. Answer is no.

LS05 Amy also wants to know if you can walk from Animal Kingdom to Animal Kingdom Lodge

To Boardwalk

0439 Brian of AL wants to know how to get to the Boardwalk area.

0125 Steven of GA wants to know how to get to the Boardwalk and ESPN Zone without much hassle. Len says Steven could take taxi. Len says try parking at Boardwalk but if it’s busy try parking at Beach Club.

To Downtown Disney

1159 15:07 Sharon from Maryland asks about transportation to Downtown Disney

1137 24:50 Heather from New York asks about transportation between the parks and Downtown Disney

0194 Kelly of CA wants to know how accessible the boat service is between Downtown Disney and Port Orleans Riverside. Matt says getting to the boat is not difficult at all. Mike Newell says if there is bad weather they close the boat. Len says the boat runs from 9am-11pm. Matt says the buses will be your best bet.

0137 Alan of NY wants to know if you can get to Downtown Disney from the theme parks. Len thought there was a bus from each of the parks to Downtown Disney.

LS06 Caller Amy asks if there is transportation from the water parks to Downtown Disney. Answer is Yes.

LS05 Amy of PA wants to know if there is transportation from the water parks to Downtown Disney

0125 Steven of GA wants to know how to get to the Boardwalk and ESPN Zone without much hassle. Len says Steven could take taxi. Len says try parking at Boardwalk but if it’s busy try parking at Beach Club.

0266 [4]Aengus corrects Newell and Scopa by saying you can walk from Old Key West to Downtown Disney

To Epcot

1310 10:15 A listener asks about the efficiency of bus service from the Animal Kingdom Lodge to Epcot

1148 15:05 Jennifer from Ohio asks about the fastest way from the Magic Kingdom to Epcot’s World Showcase

0421 Eric of OH wants to know how early the Epcot monorail starts running.

0248 [5]Jillian confirms there is no bus service to Epcot from Beach Club
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A listener wants to know how to get to the main entrance of Epcot from the Beach Club resort.
Mike Scopa thinks there are buses in the morning to bring you to the front entrance of Epcot.

To Fort Wilderness

1078 20:00 – Terry from Kansas asks about transportation options to Fort Wilderness for evening activities.

0490 4’00″: Abbey from CT asks how she gets to the Tri-Circle-D Ranch (Fort Wilderness).

0317 Tom wants to know about parking at Ft. Wilderness and how to get to Trails End.

To Hollywood Studios

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The listener also wants to know how long of a walk it is from the Disney-MGM Studios to the Beach Club.
Len says he did it in 15-20 minutes a decent clip.
Matt thinks it will be 20-25 minutes depending on how fast you walk.

To Magic Kingdom

1310 24:03 Howie from Maryland asks if it’s possible for his 16-person party to make it to the Magic Kingdom by 8:00 PM if they have a 5:15 reservation at Sanaa

1298 25:02 Dave from Ohio asks about the benefits of renting a car, especially to leave MK at closing

1216 8:06 A listener from Canada asks for the fastest route from the Epcot Resort Area to MK at night

1139 18:29 Paul from Indiana asks for the best way to get to MK prior to park opening

1121 1:52 Paul from Indiana asks about the best way to get to MK early from AKL.

0456 Laurie also wants to know about leaving Animal Kingdom to go to the Magic Kingdom for the fireworks.

0451 Eric of OH wants to know if he can take the monorail at Epcot to the Magic Kingdom in the morning.

0412 Scott also wants to know how to best get to the Magic Kingdom with a rental car.

0397 Holly also wants to know if she should take the bus to the Magic Kingdom with kids and a stroller.

0293 Thomas of Toronto, Canada wants to know the best way to get to the Magic Kingdom from Canada in Epcot.

0254 Leeann wants to know if it would be easier and faster to take the monorail to the Magic Kingdom from Epcot. Mike Newell says if you come from Epcot, you have to switch monorails at the Ticket & Transportation Center. Matt thinks it would only be worth it to take the monorail from Epcot if you were at Epcot to begin with and wanted to park hop. Matt recommends taking the resort bus to skip the TTC & monorail if staying at a Disney resort. Mike Newell says at the Contemporary now checks for your name and gives only a 3 hour parking pass. Mike Scopa says it’s not that bad parking at the Ticket & Transportation Center and says if you can park near the TTC, you can avoid the parking trams.

0199 Sandy of NY wants to know about car service to get her party to the Magic Kingdom from Saratoga Springs. Annette says the Disney buses will be running an hour or two before the park opens. Matt wonders why Sandy isn’t renting a car. Annette recommends a company like [6]Happy Limo or [7]QuickSilver. Mike Scopa thinks Sandy could take the bus and get there in time. Annette says there are private van service as well. Annette says car service will drop you off at Ticket and Transportation Center. Mike Scopa would recommend being dropped off at the Conteporary and walk over.

0161 Danny of NY wants to know if he’s staying at the Swan and Dolphin, should take the bus to the Magic Kingdom or walk to Epcot and take the monorail. Len says Danny should take the bus.

To Polynesian Resort

0329 Colin of PA wants to know the best way to get to the Polynesian resort early in the morning.

To Saratoga Springs

LS34 29’15″: Frank from Buffolo asks how to get from All Stars to Saratoga Springs.

To Water Parks

1313 13:31 Amy from Tennessee asks about transportation from Animal Kingdom to Blizzard Beach

1257 7:36 Kerry from Texas asks about the water park bus routes

1246 22:01 Amy from Tennessee asks about transportation from Animal Kingdom to Blizzard Beach

To Wide World of Sports

0457 William wants to know how to get to Wide World of Sports via Disney transportation.

To Wilderness Lodge

1275 8:29 Andrew from Canada asks about transportation between Epcot and the Wilderness Lodge

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