I'm looking into accomodation options (family of 4) and finding the Disney properties quite expensive as we want a suite or connecting rooms. So I'm venturing into the area of non-Disney hotels, which is confusing. Some say they have shuttles, some shuttles do not seem to go all the way to parks, just to Ticket Centre, some say they use "Mears" transport.
So what is the story with these? Can any non-disney property be relied upon to get you to the theme parks without too long a trip or waiting too long or stopping at other hotels anlong the way? We are only planning to visit the Disney parks, not Universal etc.