Group Travel Guide: A Weekend Trip at Disney Orlando Resort

Are you taking your next family vacation or a big group trip to Disney World in Orlando? Explore the world’s most famous theme park with a private Orlando bus rental. With so much to see and do, you’ll want an effective game plan to tackle the sprawling Walt Disney World Resort. Keep reading to learn more about exploring Disney with a group and the best way to travel—with Falcon Charter Bus!

Keep on reading to learn more about traveling to Disney with a group and booking an Orlando bus rental to get there. If you have any questions about booking a minibus or charter bus rental in Orlando, just give our team at (407) 274-9808

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How to Travel to Disney World with a Charter Bus

As the busiest theme park in the world, Disney Orlando sees about 38,000 people per day. If you and your friends or family plan to be one of those many guests, you’ll want to start planning your travel well in advance.

In addition to determining travel dates, grabbing tickets, and booking hotel rooms—you’ll need to figure out the best way to travel there. That’s where Falcon Charter Bus comes in! Falcon Charter Bus partners with local Orlando bus companies to provide private group transportation services anywhere in the city, including popular theme parks.

With Falcon Charter Bus, you’ll have access to a variety of bus rental models to choose from. You can book a ride that’s perfectly suited to your group size and travel needs. Small groups traveling for Disney family vacations or friends’ trips can choose a compact minibus rental for up to 25 passengers. Large groups traveling for school or youth group trips can book a spacious charter bus rental for up to 56 passengers. Need more than one vehicle for your Disney trip? Falcon Charter Bus can organize an entire fleet.

Spaceship Earth at Walt Disney World

Skip the Disney Shuttles and Book a Private Bus Rental

But doesn't Disney World already have a shuttle service for guests? Yes, Disney World offers a shuttle service. However, the lodging shuttle services are only available for resort guests. Disney’s inter-park transportation system can be utilized by all guests once you’re there. So if you’ve decided to stay at an off-site hotel, the shuttles won’t be a viable option. Whether you're staying at a resort hotel or off-site, a private charter bus rental can be a convenient alternative travel option.

Groups staying at a Disney Resort hotel can skip crowded shuttles or missing scheduled stops with a private charter bus rental. Your group will have a ride all to yourselves and your ride will be traveling on your schedule. Sleep in or get an early start, you’ll have a private ride at whatever time you decide to hit the park.

Visitors staying at off-site hotels won’t have to deal with traffic getting into the park or dealing with parking multiple vehicles. With a Lake Buena Vista charter bus rental, your group will be consolidated into one vehicle and have a professional driver handling every part of your journey.

Groups of visitors, regardless of lodging choice, can benefit from a charter bus rental for easy transport around Orlando. If you’re flying into Orlando International Airport, Falcon Charter Bus will organize a quick and efficient private airport shuttle for your group. There will be plenty of space for your entire group and enough storage space for all of your luggage.

If you're planning to skip air travel and need long-distance transportation to Orlando, we’ve got you covered. Falcon Charter Bus partners with providers throughout the Southeast to make long-distance travel to Disney World a breeze. Book a charter bus to Orlando from Miami, Atlanta, or Charlotte. Your group won't have to handle the hundreds of miles in cramped vehicles. A charter bus rental will have spacious, comfortable interiors and even entertainment amenities like WiFi and flatscreen TVs to pass time on the road. 

Where to Stay

Flower garden at Walt Disney World

Disney World has around 30 resort lodging options, ranging from campgrounds to deluxe luxury villas. Staying at a resort hotel can be convenient but also more expensive than staying at a non-affiliated option.

With a private charter bus rental, you can easily shuttle to and from your hotel, Disney parks, restaurants, and any other location around Orlando. Be sure to ask about group hotel blocks and book a hotel room for your charter bus driver if you have a multi-day trip planned.

Here are just a few hotels you may want to consider for your Orlando group trip:

The Point Orlando Resort 

Address: 7389 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819-8322

Phone: (844) 307-9467

The Floridian Hotel & Suites

Address: 7531 Canada Ave, Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: (407) 212-3021

Extended Stay America - Orlando - Lake Buena Vista

Address: 8100 Palm Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32836

Phone: (407) 239-4300

Galleria Palms Hotel

Address: 3000 Maingate Ln, Kissimmee, FL 34747

Phone: (407) 396-6300

Which Disney World Park is right for you?

Walt Disney World is made up of 4 theme parks and 2 waterparks. If you have multiple days allotted in your itinerary and plan to splurge on Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus tickets, you can see most of what each park has to offer. However, this isn’t the case for most guests. So, if you have limited time, you may want to pick one or two parks based on everyone’s interests.

A woman and a child embracing each other at Walt Disney World

If you want the classic Disney experience: visit Magic Kingdom Park

As the oldest park dedicated to fairy tale magic created by Walt Disney, Magic Kingdom Park is considered the heart of Disney World. Magic Kingdom is home to the famed landmark, Cinderella Castle, and 60 other things to do that are sure to amaze both adults and kids alike. Magic Kingdom has a good mixture of thrill rides, slow rides, Disney character experiences, parades, and shows for all visitors (including tiny tots) to have a magical experience.

Must-do attractions include riding Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain, meeting the Disney princesses at Princess Fairytale Hall, walking through the delightfully spooky haunted mansion, and enjoying the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade with all your favorite classic characters like Mickey Mouse.

If you’re a group of nature lovers: visit Animal Kingdom Park

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the newest of the 4 theme parks and it is also the largest theme park by size in the world. The park has traditional attractions like thrill rides and character experiences, but also has around 2000 animals representing more than 200 species. Animal Kingdom Park should be your top priority park if you’re traveling with guests who love animals, dinosaurs, and nature in general.

Popular attractions include thrill rides in Pandora-The World of Avatar and Expedition Everest, a faster-paced train ride that takes you through the Himalayan peaks. There are also multiple sections of the park that include live animal exhibits, including trails on Discovery Island and a Safari Park with guided tram tours. You’ll see animals like komodo dragons, gorillas, tigers, giraffes, and a variety of exotic birds like macaws and flamingoes.

If you enjoy innovation, culture, and tasty food: visit EPCOT.

EPCOT is Disney’s second-oldest park, built to celebrate innovation, human achievement, and international culture. The park is split into four main areas, with World Celebration and World Showcase being the latest and most popular. World Celebration is located at EPCOT’s main entrance and includes the landmark Spaceship Earth globe. When guests step into the Spaceship Earth globe, they'll be taken on a time-traveling journey that explores the history of human communication. World Showcase includes buildings and pavilions that represent the cultures, architecture, and cuisines of 11 nations. Your group can stroll through the World Showcase and learn about the cultures of China, Germany, and Morocco, just to name a few.

The park is also home to two of Disney's most popular events (well, at least for adults.) Grab tickets to the annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival or the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

A crows of people on the streets of Walt Disney World

If you’re interested in getting behind the scenes of TV and film: visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Dedicated to all things entertainment, Disney’s Hollywood Studios has attractions inspired by the worlds depicted in film, theater, TV, and music. You’ll find rides and character experiences inspired by fan-favorite series like Star Wars, Toy Story, Indiana Jones, and old-school Disney classics like Beauty and the Beast.

Although Hollywood Studios is the smallest of the parks there are still around 30 attractions for your group to enjoy. Hop on famed thrill rides like the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Star Wars Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, then meet characters like Chewbacca, Woody from Toy Story, and Sully from Monsters Inc.

Bonus Options: Enjoy fun in the sun at Disney Water Parks

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach can be accessed with single-park tickets or can be included in Park Hopper Plus tickets. Typhoon Lagoon is themed after a tropical oasis, while Blizzard Beach takes a different approach as a melting ski resort. Both water parks include slides, wave pools, lazy rivers, and small kid-friendly areas with tot-sized slides and splash pools.

With Orlando’s year-round comfortable temperatures, adding a water park visit to your trip is always a good idea. Just be sure to take a look on Disney’s website to view hours for the waterparks, as occasional closures due to weather conditions may be possible.

Book an Orlando Charter Bus for a Disney Trip

Once you have your Disney itinerary set, you’ll want to lock in your transportation. When you call the Falcon Charter Bus team, you’ll need to ensure your travel details are solid in order to get an accurate rental quote. Charter bus pricing varies heavily depending on travel dates and destinations, especially in locations like Orlando with high travel demand.

We highly recommend calling us at (407) 274-9808 at least 6 months in advance to secure your Orlando charter bus rental. If you’re traveling in busy seasons during summer and spring break, you may want to call even further in advance, if possible. Your bus rental quote will be transparent, accurate, and personalized to your Orlando travel needs. We’ll be here 24/7 to help you!