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    Thanks everyone for sharing your views. I'm normally all for the disney buses as they take all the worry out of going to and from, but I am thinking of staying at the Epcot resort area and I remember the buses being horrendous there. I've never had a worse bus experience (regarding time) than I did there. Sure I can walk to and from Epcot and DHS, but it seems like you 'pay' for that by having horrible times on the buses to MK and DTD.

    I'm not sure where the parking lot is at MK. I don't remember seeing one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foreverducky, post: 297761
    I'm not sure where the parking lot is at MK. I don't remember seeing one.
    Parkings on the other side of the Seven Seas Lagoon. From the parking lot you have to take the tram to the TTC and then either the monorail or the boats to the MK. See the map:

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    Magic Kingdom is at the top. Parking lots are at the bottom.

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    Hmmm, that means it still might be wiser to wait for the bus. Bummer.

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    Billie, we always stay onsite, and have only had a car one time (when we stayed at the Poly). We only used it that time to get to Universal and to Seaworld. Our family prefers to just use the WDW transportation. We kind of pride ourselves on getting where we need to go only using their transportation and our feet!










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    If I had to pay to park at WDW then I might reconsider not driving. But I either get free parking by staying onsite or with my AP.

    MK is the toughest one to navigate. It can surely take forever no matter what way you get there.












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    Pretty impressed with POFQ busses so far, boat to DTD not so much, boat lands at POFQ but doesn't pick up then goes to POR to drop off and pick up then back to POFQ to pick up, took us an hour to get to DTD last night. It's just round the corner we got the bus back














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    The buses for the All Stars Music resort were great, so were the ones for Coronado Springs. I had heard horrible things about the buses at the WL, but I didn't have a problem with them.

    However, as I mentioned, the bus for the Dolphin was a nightmare. Just always took forever to get one.

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    Billie, I think if I were to stay at the Dolphin I would either take a boat to Epcot or DHS and then hook up with buses or the monorail. It is sort of like an adventure for us. We loved the transportation at Boardwalk. We would take a boat one to DHS or walk into Epcot and then get the monorail. Can hook up at TTC










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    I actually did that once. I walked through Epcot, caught the monorail, changed at TTC and then landed at MK. :D It was a good option.

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    You know, I do remember problems with buses when we stayed at Boardwalk Inn Villas. I'd forgotten until you mentioned the Swan. They SHARED a bus! Here you are paying a small fortune to stay there and the buses are shared between those deluxe resorts and were jammed full of irritated people.

    I don't remember problems at BC, but that could be because we are EPCOT fanatics and walk into EPCOT via the IG and would most likely transport from there to other parks. Of course, we'd walk over to DHS or take the ferry, but again we aren't huge DHS fans so that's not a real issue for us.






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