10. Leave Time for a Commute
Unless you are lucky enough to stay at a resort on the monorail line, you will need to allot significant travel time in the mornings. If you are staying at one of the other onsite resorts, you will probably be boarding a Disney bus. The bus ride itself won’t be long, but due to the popularity of MK, you may need to wait for two or more busses before there is an available seat. If you choose to drive, you will need to park your car at the Ticket and Transportation Center. This parking lot is absolutely mammoth, but there will be many shuttles at your disposal. (Just don’t forget which section you are parked in! The parking sections are named after famous Disney characters, so ideally, take a picture of the sign on your phone.) Once you have ridden the shuttle, you will have the option of taking either the monorail or ferry across Seven Seas Lagoon to the park entrance. Both vehicles are high capacity, but again, MK is extremely popular, and you still may not make it onto the first available trip. This is just something to keep in mind, especially if you have an early FastPass+ or dining reservation.