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Disney Water Parks to get their own dedicated buses from the resorts

Unread post by The Sassagoula Sentinel » March 11th, 2019, 9:24 am

Summary: Walt Disney World's Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks to get their own dedicated bus routes starting from 17 March

For the past few years, guests wishing to travel to Walt Disney World's two water parks - Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon - had to first take a bus to Disney Springs and then change to a different service for their chosen water park. However beginning on Sunday 17th March 2019, the Disney resort hotels will once again start offering their own direct bus routes for each water park.

Some resort hotels will provide a combined bus service - for example all three All Star resorts will share buses - but the wording on Disney's release seems a little unclear when it comes to the Port Orleans Resorts. Riverside and French Quarter are not listed within the shared services list, but Port Orleans is mentioned in the section covering larger resorts which will only offer one pickup point. Only the South Depot is mentioned in that list though, which makes sense for the Riverside portion of the service, but it won't be appreciated by French Quarter guests. This situation will presumably be clarified soon, but my best guess would be that there will be shared services calling at the Port Orleans Riverside South Depot and also at the single Port Orleans French Quarter stop, but not at the other three 'outer circle' stops at Riverside. I'll provide further information once anything is confirmed.

[Update: it has been confirmed that water park buses call at French Quarter first, then Riverside South, before heading to the water park]

Guests wishing to travel from a theme park to a water park will still need to change though, by first boarding a bus to the most convenient resort and then changing to a direct water park service from there.

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Re: Disney Water Parks to get their own dedicated buses from the resorts

Unread post by Thorpy » March 25th, 2019, 4:06 am

We've not really been affected by this as we had a year offsite and a baby instead of a trip one year, but it's definitely a good thing tha the service is coming back.

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Re: Disney Water Parks to get their own dedicated buses from the resorts

Unread post by Admin » March 25th, 2019, 2:12 pm

Update: it has been confirmed that the new water park buses call at French Quarter first, then at Riverside South, before heading to the water park.

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Re: Disney Water Parks to get their own dedicated buses from the resorts

Unread post by precmom1967 » April 9th, 2019, 10:30 am

So, we have tickets to the glow party and Typhoon Lagoon and have early dinner reservations at Disney Springs. These plans were made before the bus route changes. So, do we have to return to a resort to get to Typhoon Lagoon? There are no more buses from Disney Springs to the water park? Thanks.

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Unread post by Admin » April 10th, 2019, 4:37 am

precmom1967 wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 10:30 am
So, do we have to return to a resort to get to Typhoon Lagoon? There are no more buses from Disney Springs to the water park? Thanks.
That does appear to be the case, yes. As all of the resorts have direct services to the water parks now, I can't see why they would still run a service to Disney Springs.

The annoying thing is it would only be a half-mile walk from Typhoon to Springs, but as there are no sidewalks beside the entrance drive and no marked pedestrian crossing over the main road, it wouldn't really be recommended. It would probably be easiest to get an Uber or similar, which would only be a few dollars for such a short run.

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