AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Jan 8, 2012
    Paulette 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.

    We, 4 adults, 4 children, ages 8-15, have reservations at 6:30pm to dine at Sanaa's after spending the day at Animal Kingdom Park. What is the easiest way to get there from the park and can we get a bus back our hotel, Pop Century Resort.

    Hi Paulette!

    The name "Sanaa" is of African Swahili origin and means "work of art".  This will be a beautiful and tasty way to end a day spent in the gorgeous Animal Kingdom!

    You can catch the Disney Transportation System bus from the Animal Kingdom to the Animal Kingdom Lodge, a quick 5 to 7 minute ride.  It may take a bit longer if you have to wait the full time for the bus to arrive at the Animal Kingdom.  If you just missed one, you may find yourself waiting as long as 20 to 30 minutes, so make sure you allow enough time.

    If you ride the bus, you will want to disembark at Kidani Village, the first stop, and the area where Sanaa is located.

    Since the buses do not run from resort to resort, you will need to catch a bus to one of the Parks or Downtown Disney and change over to the bus going to Pop Century Resort.  As you leave Sanaa and  board the bus at Kidani Village, you will make a stop at Jambo House at the AKL before proceeding to the next destination, but you will not need to get off to catch another bus there.

    For my family, we enjoy the bus rides, so this is no big deal.  However, if you imagine that you will be exhausted from a long day in the park, you may want to consider arranging for a cab from Sanaa to your resort, or even consider driving your own car to the Park that day.

    Have a wonderful time at Walt Disney World!

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