Those who rely on Disney’s bus transportation will have a few new obstacles to deal with when visiting Downtown Disney and Typhoon Lagoon in the near future.
First, let’s take a look at what you’ll need to know in relation to Typhoon Lagoon. In a bit of surprising news, due to the fact that the summer season is upon us and many will be traveling to the water park, bus service to and from the park will be impacted quite a bit.
Before 2:00 p.m., all will work the same way it has in the past: guests will continue to travel back and forth between their resorts and Typhoon Lagoon via dedicated buses.
The change in transportation begins after 2:00 p.m., when guests who wish to head to that water park will first need to travel to Epcot. From there, they will be able to hop on a dedicated bus that will take them directly to Typhoon Lagoon. Similarly, when they wish to leave Typhoon Lagoon after 2:00 p.m., guests will have to return to Epcot and then grab transportation back to their final destinations. This is being done to accommodate Disney Springs construction work. This new transportation scheme begins on Tuesday, June 10.
Speaking of Disney Springs, to gear up for its official opening (the area will open in phases, starting in 2015 and will be completed in 2016), the Pleasure Island bus stop will be going away. Beginning Wednesday, June 11, bus operations will be consolidated to an expanded Marketplace bus stop. Once Disney Springs is completed, there will be one, brand new bus hub for guest usage.
The whole Downtown Disney area is a hotbed of construction, and things seem to be changing rapidly. I’ll make sure to keep you posted!