Bus at Bus Stop location at resort
  • On Jun 11, 2019
    Kelly from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, the Animal Kingdom EMH for our trip are now an hour earlier than expected. We plan to rope drop for FOP as we don’t have a FP, if the EMH start at 7am, when will bus transportation begin?We had hoped to use a Minnie Van but worry that will be too late?

    Hi Kelly, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question!

    It’s not always easy to score one of the coveted FastPass+ selections for Avatar Flight of Passage, so I completely understand trying to get to Disney’s Animal Kingdom as soon as it opens for Extra Magic Hours in order to experience this truly remarkable attraction. 

    The good news is that Walt Disney World Bus Service typically starts quite early in the morning to allow Guests to get to their early morning breakfast dining reservations. What I would recommend for you and your family: ask your Walt Disney World Resort hotel’s Lobby Concierge what the early morning transportation schedule will be on the day that you want to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom. They’ll be happy to help you out and might even be able to give you the precise time that the first bus will be leaving your Resort hotel to head to that Theme Park. 

    Minnie Van Service would also be a great alternative if you want to get to your destination more quickly. From what I understand, the service’s operating hours are typically from 6:30 am until 12:30 am every day. I’m not sure whether that would still be an option for you to get to Extra Magic Hours at your desired arrival time. When you speak to your Lobby Concierge, ask them whether Minnie Van Service has extended hours during your visit. They’ll be happy to help!

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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