A question for drivers
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Animal Kingdom - 10 minutes
Magic Kingdom - 40 minutes (adding in a lot of time for getting from the parking)
Hollywood Studios - 20 minutes
Epcot - 20 minutes
With all of these, I may have over-estimated, as I guessed on how long it would take to drive there, then added at least another five minutes to park up and get to the gate - and much longer with the Magic Kingdom...
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9x out of 10 we use Disney transportation also. But this is Character Day. As many characters as possible in all 4 parks. Last May we started at Ohana at 7:35 and ended at Crystal Palace at 9:05 and had 51 characters. We used Disney transportation except for a cab ride to AK from Contemporary. We lost over 4 hours that way. Later in trip we drove back and forth alot from Holly as we were busy with Star wars and became amazed how fast it was.
So that is why I need estimates. The one note I could find from May was 7:46 POP Century, 8:11 Boat - no monorail avail to MK. 8:27 inside MK gates. So Chezp sounds right on at 40.
Im a 50/50 person. it all depends on various factors, what hotel im staying at what park im headed to and wait times. Ive noticed different times of year the wait times on buses vary a little bit. Most times i stick to the Trumboats if they are available. My favorite way of getting from MK to Hollywood Studios (for those of you that have hopper passes) Hop the monorail into EPCOT take a leisurely stroll across EPCOT and exit to the friendship boats to boardwalk or Beach & Yacht, next transfer to the boat to Hollywood from there. I know its a long way around but i can grab a bite to eat or a snack and explore a little bit of the parks and hotels as i hop around. As for getting to MK or AK.......MK i take the boat then catch a bus at Downtown Disney or sometimes i catch one directly from OKW it all depends on my mood. (I stay frequently at OKW as my family owns DVC and it has the largest resort rooms) for AK i drive. As for Downtown Disney it all depends on whether i want to Shop....or well....drink LOL. If i shop I drive, if i drink i take the boat. Well.....I think i've said enough LOL Hope some of these little factoids help.
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