Our trip to Wilderness Lodge is rapidly approaching, and it will be my first trip solely relying on Disney transportation. Do the below timing/transportation options for our mornings make the most sense & offer enough time for us to get to our first scheduled place (in parentheses), or do you have any better suggestions? TIA!
WL to MK: (PPO CP @8:35)
-Boat leaving before 8ish (if boats are open PPO?)
WL to AK: (FPP Animation @9:40, AK opens at 8)
-Bus leaving around 8 (I think getting to Animation with the train will take awhile so trying to pad this)
WL to TaF: (@9:15)
-Minnie Van leaving around 8:30?
WL to HS: (Ogas @9:25)
-Bus leaving around 8
WL to MK: (FPP PP @9:20)
-Boat leaving around 8:30
WL to EP: (FPP TT @9:35)
-Bus leaving around 8:30
WL to AK: (FPP KS @9:15, AK opens at 8)
-Bus leaving around 8? (Assuming it will take us awhile to hike back to KS)
My understanding is that there is a WL to MK boat and also a WL-CR-FW boat circuit, so we may be able to take whichever is at the dock. I’ll probably have best luck with asking the front desk the night before what is running PPO
After thinking about this, the CR boat would actually work out beautifully because my parents are staying there, so we can all walk over together. Duh! How much time would you plan for the CR boat + walking?
One thing I learned is it is better to talk to those who do the transporting about transportation questions as opposed to asking front desk CMs. The bus drivers know about busses. The front desk people know about front desk stuff. Generally the front desk people give the basic everything starts around an hour before the parks open. The busses definitely start much earlier than that. We were at all the parks we rode busses to over an hour before opening.
Edit; Early morning busses are so great. Almost empty.
The resort boat starts running early, or at least it was during our two stays at WL. In our experience, it was running by 6:30-6:45am. We used it for a 7:15am Chef Mickey’s reservation and made it with no problems. You should be fine if you’re willing to walk from CR.