TP says to get to the gates 60 min before official opening for rope drop. Opening is 9 am for our day (although we have early entry), so we’d need to get there at least by 8 (earlier is better IMO). I don’t really want to use the resort buses because I’ve heard so many horror stories of unreliability, so we were thinking of using Uber and then taking either the ferry or monorail, depending on the lines (preferably ferry). But I’m not sure what time to get to the TTC in order to get to the MK gates by 8? Google says Disney transportation doesn’t start running until 30 mins before park open, which would be 8 am–how can I get there by 8 if transportation doesn’t start til 8?
It’s been several years since I’ve been to WDW, and I just took the bus everywhere last time, so thanks y’all for your help!!
Transportation starts much earlier than 30 minutes before open - that’s a lie.
According the Liners Handy-Dandy Spreadsheet, lately buses have been leaving resorts starting around 7:10-7:15am to MK for an 8:30am Early Entry / 9:00am Official Opening. (If you are staying on site, I would plan to use Early Entry at 8:30am.)
If you Uber, I would leave by 7:15am to get to MK by about 8am, including a ride on the ferry. Or just use the bus and be at the bus stop by 7:05am if you want to be on the first bus, or 7:30am if you just want to make it by EE. Keep in mind the buses skip the TTC, so you save a step.
Do you mean dedicated to Uber but not for other rideshare? When I was there there was a rideshare dropoff (I used Lyft) at the TTC in an old bus loop - see red circle below. After being dropped off you would walk following the red arrow through security and onto transportation.
Thanks! That spreadsheet is SUPER helpful! We’re going on a projected low crowd level day, so it may not matter that much, but this is a once-every-15-years kind of trip for us, so we really want to make the most of it!