I’m updating this incase anyone else had the same questions.
We came prepared to use uber, but we didn’t at all. The transportation at these hotels is pretty good. It does only come every 30 minutes, and it’s 3 hotels and 2 parks per bus. So It stops at the Best Western, the Lake Buena Vista and the Palace, and goes to either AK and HS or EC and MK. We never faced a bus that was packed, only once did either of us have to stand. We sometimes caught the first bus of the day, (They start running 1 hour prior). So If AK opened at 9am, we got the 8:25 bus. We did get to Rope Drop doing this 2 days! My biggest complaint is honestly that They are far out of the parks, Especially MK. You get the Bus at the TTC, not at MK so you ride the bus to the TTC then take the Monorail. If we took uber we would face the same problem… so eh. This made me envious of the on site people at the end of a long day…
Also at Buena Vista Palace, you can walk to Disney Springs SO easily, and also walk over to Saratoga Springs and get Dis Tran there. You get on/off at Congress area. Saratoga Springs has several bus stops, so make sure you remember congress area. The shortest route is to follow the road, but if you have kids I’d recommend the longer walking trail to avoid playing frogger. My husband and I are adventurous so walking on a road and crossing a street wasn’t an issue.
This hotel now has some awesome pools! Overall we loved the hotel, no it’s not Disney… but if you are looking off property, this really is a nice choice!