• On May 6, 2017
    Debra from ID Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will we be able to enjoy a day at Animal Kingdom on the day of disembark? When would we arrive at Animal Kingdom Lodge after the cruise? We are DVC staying at AKL for a few days of WDW after our 11/18/17 cruise. Should we choose a different park?

    Welcome aboard, Debra! You should absolutely plan to enjoy a magical day at Animal Kingdom Park upon returning from your adventure at sea with Disney Cruise Line! It'll be super easy for you to do this too, if you've booked the cruise ground transfers that will take you from Port Canaveral to Animal Kingdom Lodge once you disembark the ship.

    Once you board the motorcoach, it's about an hour-long ride to the resort. Depending on what time you leave the ship and the bus departs, you should arrive at the resort in the morning, with plenty of time to enjoy a long day at the park. Plus, since you'll be staying at the resort closest to Animal Kingdom, it's a quick bus ride to the park, which means you can get on with your day right away! Since your resort room will most likely not be ready for you yet, plan to leave your bags with bell services and then head over to Animal Kingdom. We do this every time we arrive at the resorts, since we're always there in the morning before our rooms are ready.

    I cannot wait to try the new attractions at Animal Kingdom based on Pandora, the World of Avatar! And, boy does the food at Satu'li Canteen sound amazing. Be sure to try the food when you're there! I sure will be this fall when we visit! We'll be staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge again, because my family cannot get enough of that resort! The atmosphere, the feeling of being a world away with animals just off our balcony, the delicious restaurants, and the decor. It's simply a fabulous and exotic resort! I hope you enjoy your stay there too!

    Have an amazing time planning your cruise and Walt Disney World visit, and please swing back with any other questions about your sailing before you depart. We're happy to help, Debra!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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