Disney's Magical Express
  • On Jun 15, 2019
    Rachael from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    hello, are we allowed to get dropped off at different location than our resort. We are staying at AKL and would like to be dropped off at Disney springs then plan to go to HS and MK after this. Thanks!

    Hi Rachael,

    Greetings from a fellow Hoosier! I'm super excited to hear that you'll be staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge; it's one of my favorites! With all of the gorgeous artwork, inspiring music, immersive cultural experiences, and incredible wildlife, you'll feel immersed in a truly spectacular African setting! I'd definitely recommend grabbing a recreation calendar when you arrive and taking part in as many of the cultural, wildlife, and culinary activities as possible.

    While I completely understand the desire to hit the ground running when you first arrive at Walt Disney World Resort, if you're taking Disney's Magical Express, you'll have to head to your Resort hotel first as that's the only place the bus will take you. To get to Disney Springs as quickly as possible after that, I'd suggest using the adorable Minnie Van service through the Lyft app. It's super convenient and will get you to Disney Springs quickly to kick off your magical vacation with all of the great shopping, dining, and entertainment there. If you're heading to Disney's Hollywood Studios afterwards, do note that there isn't a bus that will take you directly there from Disney Springs. You'll need to either catch a bus to a Disney's BoardWalk-area Resort hotel, then either walk or take a boat or bus to Disney's Hollywood Studios, walk over to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and catch a bus there, or take a leisurely boat ride to one of Disney's Port Orleans Resorts or Disney's Old Key West Resort, then take a bus from there. I'd plan on around an hour (give or take) for any of those options. Of course, the Minnie Van service would be perfect here, too, and should only be about a 10-15 minute drive.

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Rachael, and please come see us again if we can help with anything else as you're planning your trip. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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