Do Transportation Options Effect Your Hotel Choice?

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Kristen K.'s picture
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Do Transportation Options Effect Your Hotel Choice?

While all Walt Disney World Resort Hotels offer complimentary transportation to and from the Parks, some offer more options than others in the form of boats and monorails. It's looking more and more like soon there will even be an aerial tram to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.

Do the types of transportation options a Disney Resort offers make a difference when you are deciding where to book your room?

Will the addition of an aerial tram to Caribbean Beach Resort, and Pop Century/Art of Animation, will it make you more likely to book those resorts?

Allie's picture
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Absolutely. The buses are ok but I would definitely rank a resort with bus/monorail/gondola/walking distance to the parks as a better value.

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I will use whatever mode of transportation in available even Mrhub's monorail located on the bottom of all his posts. laugh


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We always drive down so we use our own vehicle. Occasionally we will use resort transport but I like being on my own time schedule and not theirs.


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Transportation is huge for me. Sure it's nice that the lobbies are prettier and the rooms are larger and the pools have cooler slides, but my primary motivation in upgrading to deluxe is the availability of non-bus transportation. Better still, the availability of walking transportation. That's a big part of why I love DL so much.


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While having other options is nice, it doesn't effect my decision. My goal is to stay at all resorts. I have stayed or will be staying at four different resorts this year. Only one (Boardwalk) has alternate transporation.


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Vettelover wrote:
I will use whatever mode of transportation in available even Mrhub's monorail located on the bottom of all his posts. laugh

Haha! laugh

This is becoming more important to us and when we stay at AK in the future, we will definitely rent a car. This is one of the many reasons we enjoy the Poly as there are several transportation options available.

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We bought our DVC points at the Boardwalk so we could walk to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, especially Epcot during Food and Wine.

Beyond that transportation makes absolutely no difference to us even though we travel exclusively using Disney transportation.