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For the first time, we will have a car for our upcoming trip on Dec. 21-23. Staying at Saratoga Springs. Do you recommend driving to MK and AK or taking the bus because of the crowds? Thanks!
- Asked by karen from WY on 12/8/2008
Hi Karen. My preference is to drive my car when I have access to one.
There are a number of reasons for considering doing so. First crowd levels will be a bit larger than normal given this is the week leading up to Christmas. Therefore, buses may be more crowded and lines longer. You may have to wait for a second bus if the first one fils up (quite possible if you leave at closing time). Taking a tram to your car and leaving is much quicker. This is pretty much guaranteed for all parks other than Magic Kingdom. However, given the time of year, I think you may find this true even for Magic Kingdom (although you would also need to take either the Monorail or Ferry to return to the parking area). Also, as a resort guest, you receive complimentary parking so there is no added cost should you drive.
If its worth anything, I live in Florida and anytime we visit Disney we fortunately do have access to a car. In nearly all cases, we choose to drive for both time and comfort reasons. Enjoy your vacation!