I'm currently planning a week long trip the second week of Nov to WDW. But I want to try something different--staying on property. But I have some concerns and questions.
I have always stayed at the Courtyard or Holiday Inn Express on Palm in the Lake Buena Vista area. I usually cab to and from the Parks. It's worked out well in the past, unless those few times that I don't get the yellow taxi and have to pay for parking.
1. I love to be at the Parks before opening. Do the buses run early enough to allow me to be there about 1/2 hr before opening? I know they begin 1 hour before Park opening, but what do they do when there are Magic Hours?
2. Buses--how do they work? Which hotels have the better service?
3. I'm thinking that the Port Orleans is most likely my first choice, based off of the posts I've read--but what would be a good second choice? I'm mostly about location and ease of getting to the Parks but within the Moderate/Value range.
4. And finally, I will do a day at IOA. Will I be able to get a taxi at the Disney properties to go offsite?
Thanks so much for your help on this. It's so overwhelming.