Tree of Life at Sunset at Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 5, 2023
    Marcia from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be arriving at Animal Kingdom resort the morning of Dec 26, which is our reserved day at Animal Kingdom park. What will be our best option to get to the park from the resort?


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Once you have arrived at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, you can either drive your car over and park at the theme park (if you have a car), or you can take the Disney Resort Transportation bus. While sometimes it is nice to have your car at the park, the bus will not be a very long ride. But, because you are likely to face some larger crowds, what with it being the holidays, having your car there to take you home is a nice option.

    Because it will be a busy day at the park, if you have a car, I recommend you drive. But if you do not have a car, the bus is a perfect way to get there and back quickly. The bus ride should not be more than 15 minutes, once you are on board. Neither option is a bad choice!

    BONUS TIP #1
    Guests of Disney resort hotels can enjoy complimentary standard parking at the theme parks.

    BONUS TIP #2
    If you ever elect to park at one of the theme parks, make sure you have the My Disney Experience App installed on your phone. When you park at the Disney theme parks the new Car Locator feature will remember where you parked, helping you quickly find your car so you can head off to your next adventure!

    BONUS TIP #3
    Disney has been updating their bus fleet, and you will find them to be a great way to get around. Most now have USB charging ports placed throughout the bus for those cell phone battery emergencies!

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!


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