A friend and I will be staying at the Rosen Inn 7600 International Drive for a week at the end of August. We won't have a car, but don't want to be dependent on the hotel shuttles so plan on buying a Lynx bus pass for the week. When we booked it looked pretty convenient to Universal, around a 40 minute walk or so (but given the heat realistically we won't be doing the walk, at least not in the afternoons or every day). Now, however, when I was doing the trip planner for the route on the Lynx site/google maps it looks like it will take over 50 minutes by bus with 3 transfers! Can anyone that has stayed here and used the bus or knows the area let me know if there is a faster way with less transfers? Maybe there's a different stop nearby that we could walk to that has a more direct route? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Also, since we will be arriving late at night and want to hit the ground running the next day, I thought of buying the passes online. Do they just activate on the first trip we take?