2016 Transportation Changes at Disney Springs

Summer 2016 is in full swing at Walt Disney World, and with the prime season comes changes to handle the crowds.

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I will admit, in the past, me personally, I was put off with the transportation to Disney Springs. It seemed to take a while to get there and well, while I liked shopping and eating there, I didn’t think it was a destination that I needed to go to…kind of been there done that. Boy have times changed! Along with the makeover from the former Downtown Disney, Disney Springs has new dining options and some great new shops. My transportation issues have been addressed with a new dedicated bus loop for Disney resort guest motorocoach transportation.

The new dedicated loop gives Disney resort guests much more efficient access to all Disney Springs has to offer, which is loads of yumminess and fabulous shopping. It’s a perfect location to visit as a day off from the parks or a simply as dining destination. With Sprinkles Cupcakes, Morimoto Asia, The Ganachery, the Lego Store, Earl of Sandwich and yes, the Margarita Stand and more, if you have some time or need someplace to eat while on vacation, go there. Remember, most restaurants at Disney Springs take Advanced Dining Reservations, so make sure you take care of that up to 180 days in advance either via MyDisneyExperience.com or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.

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Once resort guests arrive via Disney Resort Transportation they will be dropped off at The Gateway, Disney Springs newest neighborhood. Centrally located in Disney Spring’s Town Center, there are 18 loading zones to help guests get on and off the motorcoach with as little delay as possible. And yes, and it looks really nice too!  The old bus location at Marketplace will now support other transportation including Disney’s Good Neighbor Hotels, Hotel Boulevard Resorts and Shades of Green.

One of the best perks about staying at a Disney Resort is the free resort transportation to attractions which includes to Disney Springs. It’s nice to see with the expansion, Disney Parks has made it easier for resort guests to be able to enjoy all Disney Spring has to offer in dining, entertainment and shopping both old and new.

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