OK, I know the POLY opens officially on July 9th, and the bus system is USUALLY a good system. HOWEVER, just a quick heads-up, you may want to ride share more often than not.
DVC people are still here, and folks like us who got an amazing deal to stay at a DVC room for a couple of nights.
The bus system looks to me (and more importantly, my husband, who has worked for a transit agency for about a decade) like it is transitioning to another management system. Maybe Myers, not sure.
But it is ridiculously hard to find a bus. The online bus times resort thing in MDE seems to have disappeared, and the normal level of professionalism, courtesy, “magic”, and Disney transportation management on walkie talkies moving people along, busses into service when the night is coming to an end (or after a major, scary thunderstorm) is non-existent.
We bustled thru the rain, waiting at Epcot for a bus to the POLY, for almost TWO HOURS. We got back to our room around 8:30pm. The same driver that loaded a bus filled with (2) wheelchairs, their large families, and a few other people, was the SAME driver to come back to finally pick up our group. He seemed like he didn’t work for Disney, in our opinion. He was slow, and confused, and the ONLY driver between Poly and Epcot.
He dragged the bus (in kneeling position) to the POLY bus stop. We thought the sound was the loud scrape of an accident… Couldn’t get off the bus fast enough.
Look, I know this sounds like a Karen complaining. There are SO MANY holes in the Disney bubble at the moment. We are going to avoid the bus system as much as we can. We don’t have a lot of options, other than walk to the TTA and figure it out from there. Monorail Is still not running to Epcot from MK. Lighting? No skyliner. That’s a safety thing, I get it.
Japan shop in Epcot? Scarce… Feels like a going out of business sale… On a Monday. The parks are BUSY, there are limited reservations available. Epcot is just under construction walls everywhere in future world
I see people being rude to cast members, who are not getting a lot of opportunities to earn tips, less tables. restaurants, heat is making people a little nutty.
Doc Ondar’s was even light on Lightsabers… It’s so sad.
Reservation system is such a pain. Don’t get me started, it’s wonky and I take screen shots of our reservation numbers and visit Consierge or guest services regularly.
Do yourself a favor - they are about to let people go mask free. Push your trip. They DON’T have enough staff, stock, transportation, and frankly, magic. It’s not sour grapes. We paid SO MUCH MONEY for a summer escape, bucket list POLY trip, and it is going to have to focus on the resort (again, under construction) for fun and relaxing, because I will Never Put this much down for the current state of WDW
Here’s a parting pic of the tops of busses AT GRAN Destino from our split stay this morning. With we had stayed there instead for the full trip.