It seems there is some kind of change happening at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort.
The Swan and Dolphin Resort recently stopped using Disney buses for park transportation and instead switched to a third-party company, Mears Motor Coaches.
For guests, this doesn’t mean too many changes: Mears buses will pick up and drop-off guests in the same areas at EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. However, things will be a little different for guests traveling from the resort to Magic Kingdom.
Because Mears motor coaches are not official Disney buses, they fall under the category of taxis and chartered buses. This means they can no longer drop guests off near the gate of Magic Kingdom. Instead, they have to take guests to the Ticket and Transportation Center.
Swan and Dolphin guests will also have to go to the Ticket and Transportation Center from the Magic Kingdom to return to their hotel. The designated location for pick-up and drop-off at the Ticket and Transportation is spots C3 and C4.
The buses will run about an hour before parks open to an hour after they close. During the busy times around opening and closing, they will try to run every 10-15 minutes. During the slower part of the day, though, they will try to run every 30 minutes.
When we spoke to Guest Services, we were told it isn’t certain whether this change is temporary or permanent. But we’ll keep you updated as we learn more!
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