Getting Around Disney World

Author: , September 6th, 2014

Epcot Center, Disney WorldPop quiz: where can you find Florida’s third largest bus fleet?

Correct answer: Disney World.

With a bus fleet that’s third in size to the cities of Miami and Jacksonville, Disney World offers resort guests complimentary transportation. Guests can forgo renting a car and take advantage of the bus service, plus get around via boats and monorails. Plus, getting to the resort from Orlando International Airport isn’t much of an issue with included motor coach transportation, including luggage transfers. So what’s there to know about a transportation system that covers an area that’s twice the size of Manhattan? Here’s the scoop.

1. All of the Disney-owned-and-operated hotels are served by the resort’s bus service. Transportation from the resorts to the four theme parks and Downtown Disney is direct, so there’s no need to make a transfer. However, to get to the water parks or the other resort hotels from your own hotel, you’ll have to make a transfer. This can be done by taking a bus from your hotel to one of the theme parks, to the Ticket and Transportation Center, or to Downtown Disney and catching another bus to your destination.

By Christine Dayao – Full Story at Shermans Travel | Central Florida Gay Travel Resources

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Disney World

Author: , July 26th, 2014

Epcot CenterClearly, Disney World offers a travel experience that you can’t exactly replicate anywhere else. From its signature rides to its extravagant parades and fireworks, no other amusement park does it quite like Disney. Its unique offerings go well beyond that, however. Here are some unique things that you never thought you’d find at an amusement park.

1. Central Florida’s only AAA Five-Diamond restaurant

Believe it or not, you can dine at a AAA Five-Diamond restaurant in the middle of a theme park resort. A huge departure from the usual theme park restaurant, the super upscale Victoria & Albert’s offers a rotating menu and a posh chef’s table, from which you can observe the inner workings of the kitchen. Of course, all the fanciness comes at a price. A prix fixe dinner starts at $135 per guest.

2. A ride with motion sickness bags

Can your stomach handle going to infinity and beyond? The sensation of being weightless during Epcot’s Mission: SPACE has caused some unlucky passengers to experience a bit of queasiness during their trek to “Mars.” This resulted in the addition of motion-sickness bags to the ride, making it the first ever attraction to do so. There are also two versions of the ride: the orange is the more intense experience, and the green is a bit tamer.

By Christine Dayao – Full Story at Shermans Travel | Central Florida Gay Travel Resources

Win a Trip to Disney World from Queerty

Author: , May 7th, 2014

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