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    Which Resort Hotel has the best Trasportation System?

    Which resort hotel has the best and most convenient transportation service?

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    Re: Which Resort Hotel has the best Trasportation System?

    There's no denying the ease of use of the hotels found on the monorail loop, the Magic Kingdom hotels. However, those also tend to be the most expensive.

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    Re: Which Resort Hotel has the best Trasportation System?

    Honestly, I've never had a problem with any and transportation. I just know it will take a while, and I may have to wait a bit.
    however, I'd think the Polynesian would have the most convenient, since it's on the monorail loop, and also waking distance from the TTC, and the boat dock.

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    Re: Which Resort Hotel has the best Trasportation System?

    Honestly, you're going to have a trade-off no matter where you stay if you're relying solely on resort transportation.

    Contemporary is by far the most convenient for Magic Kingdom, and is the best resort if you want to take the monorail to Epcot (my personal preferred method of arriving in Epcot), but you have to share bus service with the other two monorail resorts to reach DHS or DAK.

    Epcot and DHS are both walkable from Yacht Club, Beach Club, Boardwalk, Swan, and Dolphin, but if you're going to any other location from any of those resorts, you'll be sharing bus service with at least one other resort.

    Downtown Disney is walkable from Saratoga Springs.

    DAK isn't walkable (or accessible by anything but bus) from anywhere.

    This is why I prefer to rent a car when I visit. All things considered, the monorail resorts are probably the most convenient (especially if you're renting a car, because convenience-wise, the MK is the worst park to have to park at).
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    Re: Which Resort Hotel has the best Trasportation System?

    The Polynesian. It's on the monorail loop and has boats going to the Magic Kingdom, and it's is close to (walking distance from) the monorail to EPCOT.

    If transportation were my biggest concern I'd rent a car, in which case you could stay at any of the resorts. We enjoyed having a rental car when we stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Then again, with Disney's Magical Express service you can take free busses to and from the Orlando Airport and WDW, so you wouldn't need a rental car. Also keep in mind that you can have groceries delivered to your room at most WDW resorts, which might be another reason to not rent a car.

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    Re: Which Resort Hotel has the best Trasportation System?

    Pop Century had it's own individual busses, IIRC.

    However, I imagine it's not as easy now with AoA

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    Re: Which Resort Hotel has the best Trasportation System?

    Quote Originally Posted by mess98 View Post
    Pop Century had it's own individual busses, IIRC.

    However, I imagine it's not as easy now with AoA
    I wonder too. Does anyone know if the Pop Century bus shares stops at Art of Animation now?

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    Re: Which Resort Hotel has the best Trasportation System?

    Quote Originally Posted by GUYNYC View Post
    I wonder too. Does anyone know if the Pop Century bus shares stops at Art of Animation now?
    Amazingly, they each have their own bus routes - at least, as of a couple weeks ago they were not sharing.
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    Re: Which Resort Hotel has the best Trasportation System?

    AoA and Pop are not sharing busses, and probably never will.
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    Re: Which Resort Hotel has the best Trasportation System?

    The most expensive that Disney offers.

    Let me explain. The last time I went to WDW, I stayed mostly at a Villa, but I ended up spending my last night at a moderate. I can tell you that the buses leaving the villa to the parks were in far better shape than the buses leaving the moderate to the parks. Disney drops the quality of its transportation system based on how much the guests are paying for their rooms. Sad, but true.

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    Re: Which Resort Hotel has the best Trasportation System?

    Either the Polynesian with it's own boats and monorail to the Magic Kingdom while being within walking distance to the Transportation & Ticket Center with express monorails to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Or any of the resorts on the lake between Epcot and Disney Hollywood Studios. If you're a park hopper and don't mind walking through Epcot you can get to every park except the Animal Kingdom without setting foot on a bus. The boat ride from Epcot to the Studios is about 20 minutes but it 's a nice ride with way better sights than the flat Florida freeways.
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    Re: Which Resort Hotel has the best Trasportation System?

    IIRC, The Poly shares boats with the Grand Floridian... MK Dock -> GF -> Poly -> MK Dock...

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    Re: Which Resort Hotel has the best Trasportation System?

    i would choose the contemporary. it's the first monorail stop after the magic kingdom; and the transportation center is the first stop when you get on the monorail from the contemporary, so you get quick access to the epcot monorail. Walking to the MK takes less than 10 minutes as well.

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    Re: Which Resort Hotel has the best Trasportation System?

    Do you know the bus routes for the Hotels? Which ones have the most stops, or the fewest?

    I seem to recall that Port Orleans Riverside, went straight from the hotel to the Park.

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    Re: Which Resort Hotel has the best Trasportation System?

    CSR has very good bus transportation. No sharing with other resorts and only 4 stops. Very quick rides to AK, DHS and Epcot.

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