13 days til our first trip!!
We plan to take the first bus from AKL to the park of the day every morning. Each park opens at 9 on the day we're going and I understand the bus starts an hour before. Ergo first bus leaves at 8 am (right??). So here are my questions:
1. AKL has 1293 rooms and let's say 4 people in each room, that's a capacity of around 5000 people. Let's say it's 2/3 full. 3000 people staying here, and of these, a mere 10% plan to catch the first bus like we are. That's still 300 people. So exactly how big are these buses? What time do you recommend being in line for the bus stop to be guaranteed spots on this first bus?
2. When you get to the bus stop, either at AKL or at the parks, can you tell when the next bus is going to leave? or is it like, if there's a bus, it will leave once full, and if there is not a bus, there's no way to know?
3. We would consider a taxi to parks and Downtown Disney in the evenings after our pm breaks if we see the bus isn't leaving right away. Are there always taxis hanging around the AKL and do they leave from the same area as the buses?