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Posted: June 20, 2005, 12:58 am Quote

The Polynesian Resort shares a bus with the Contemporary and the Grand Floridian, stopping in this order: Contemporary, then the Polynesian, then Grand Floridian -- but sometimes it shares with Disney's Wilderness Lodge instead of the Contemporary Resort.

Go to the Polynesian Resort's bus stop located near the NeverLand Club and take a bus which stops at Blizzard Beach, the Disney-MGM Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom. After 4 pm that same bus also makes a stop at Downtown Disney.


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Posted: June 20, 2005, 10:00 am Quote

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When you are getting the bus from MGM to the Polynesian, what is the number of the bus stop? Also, what resorts share buses with the Polynesian?

Thanks.


From MGM it is bus stop number 6...at least it was as of Wednesday...and you share with the Contemporary. It stopped at the Contemporary and then the Polynesian.  Wilderness Lodge and Grand Floridian shared another bus...this was less than a week ago...hope that helps.

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Posted: June 20, 2005, 9:41 pm Quote

Thank you! That helps a lot! Our trip is in a month and my in-laws are going with us. They're not exactly "detail oriented" so I want to give them as much info as possible before we go. Thank you, again!

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Posted: Aug. 01, 2006, 11:42 am Quote

Rich:  Can you tell me how long it will take by bus from the Polynesian to Downtown Disney?  We have a hair appointment for my daughter and need to be back in time for a Princess Dinner...

Thanks for any info. :pixiedust:


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Posted: Aug. 01, 2006, 12:45 pm Quote

Tracy, getting a bus in the afternoons can be tricky from the resorts... and they make more stops in the afternoon, if you are pressed for time, I would take a taxi from the Polynesian to DD....

The Unofficial Guide to WDW has a chart that gives estimated times to travel car vs Disney Buses.....by Disney Bus, it can take from 64 - 85 minutes to get to DD from the Poly .... and the same back.  I always rent a car now when I go to WDW.... it saves a lot of time... and I have gotten some great deals from the airport on cars... also, you can rent one on Disney property too... but, if you really have a time frame issue, I would get a taxi back and forth to the hotel and DD....by car (and that would include taxi) it is only about a fifteen minute ride to DD from the Polynesian....  Hope this helps...


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Posted: Aug. 01, 2006, 1:05 pm Quote

Marsha:  Thank you for the tip.  I think we will call a taxi. Thanks. :)

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Posted: Aug. 01, 2006, 4:20 pm Quote

Hi Tracy.  The busses run a little more frequently from the TTC.  We usually walk over if we are taking the bus.  It shouldn't take an hour, but to be safe, I would plan on it.

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Posted: Aug. 02, 2006, 9:35 am Quote

If you can rent a car, just for one day, that will use your time more efficiently.  Via Disney bus allow 45-minutes for any one-way destination (and I time that from the moment you decide "Let's go" ) to reaching your ultimate destination, up to an hour one-way at peak season or peak times of day.  You have to reach your hair appointment place, wait your turn, wait for that to be done, walk back to the bus stop, then catch a bus back.  When your hair appointment transaction is completed, that is when you start the clock running on 45-60 minutes to get back.  All that walking.  Waiting for the bus.  Waiting for intermediate drop offs and pick ups if any.  Getting off the bus.  Walking to where you need to be.  All that is amazingly time consuming and the overall trip is actually as long if not longer than simply the bus ride alone, so you have to take all of it into account.  It's not like at home, where you can park directly in front of where ever and do your business and drive back.  Renting a car will cost, but all you need is a compact and that can be leased near the Polynesian at the Alamo/National Car Rental site nearby.  Renting a car costs, but saves you half the time if you are on a time sensitive schedule.  Just be sure to get a parking placard from Guest Services, shows you are an on-site guest and you park free and get into the parking gates of resorts.  If you take Disney bus transport, simply allow all that time and plan accordingly.  Better to arrive in a calm and mellow frame of mind than to be huffing and puffing 'cause you're trying to get to X on time, so plan a little too much time between stops on your schedule that day, to be on the safe and punctual side.
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Posted: Aug. 02, 2006, 4:01 pm Quote

Quote (Tracy Kowal @ Aug. 01, 2006 10:42 am/pm)
Rich:  Can you tell me how long it will take by bus from the Polynesian to Downtown Disney?  We have a hair appointment for my daughter and need to be back in time for a Princess Dinner.  Also, we are staying CL, can we bring guests that will be visiting us at the Polynesian for one afternoon?  What is the policy on this?  How long can our guests (family members) stay for a visit with us.

Thanks for any info. :pixiedust:

The part of Tracy's post where she has a question about Guests at the Polynesian Resort -- as well as EchoEars' answers to her question -- have been moved to this topic:

Guests at the Polynesian Resort: Is it okay?


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