[QUOTE=hanwill;920090][I]Also, Just know that from each park there is transportation to other parks and downtown disney, but not to other hotels.[/I] So if you are at your hotel, and want to go to the Contemporary (to eat at Chef Mickey’s), then you first have to get yourself to the MK stop, then get to the Contemporary (by walking or monorail)… That is usually the only time that transportation takes a while.[/QUOTE]
To clarify this message- There is transportation from each Park to each Resort. I think they meant there is only transportation from the Resorts to the Parks and not to other Resorts. If you wanted to go from your Resort to another one, you’d have to get a connecting bus from one of the Park’s bus stops.
I’ve done both drive around the grounds and used WDW transportation. There are definitely pros and cons, but in general I favor WDW transportation. Let someone else drive you around after a long and tiring day of magical experiences in the parks. Sometimes the lines are long for the busses to the AS resorts, but they do a pretty good job getting busses there.
If you’d choose to drive, the WDW property is nicely marked with signs like any city or interstate. However, for some reason, I always have a hard time finding my way back to the AS resorts. That’s the one resort I feel is poorly marked.
Maybe you should try WDW transportation the first day, then drive the second day to see what works best for you and your family.
I think you’ll have a great trip no matter what you choose! :mickey: