Father and Daughter riding Kilimanjaro Safaris; binoculars; giraffe
  • On Feb 19, 2024
    Natalie from LA 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 attending a private party @ Animal Kingdom on 3/10/24. The party ends at 12AM. Will the buses be operating to bring us back to the resort when the party is over?

    Hello Natalie, 

    I am thrilled to hear you will be attending the cheer competition next month and the corresponding Celebration Party at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. These are such great events for the families and athletes and where can you find a more magical setting?

    I saw Kay gave you some great advice on what to expect at the party and about visiting the theme park earlier in the day. Typically, if you have purchased the hotel travel package through Varsity, then transportation is provided to and from the events. You'll want to check with Varsity to see what time the transportation will be available to and from Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park that night. If you would like to take your own transportation, please be aware that complimentary Disney Resort Bus Transportation is typically only available for one hour after park closing. Other options may include a ride-share service such as Uber or Lyft, or if staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, Disney's Minnie Van service which is available until 12:30 AM. 

    Since you'll be visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park during the day before the party, I recommend a trip on Kilimanjaro Safaris as you may have the chance to see their newest elephant, sweet, 2-month-old baby Corra prancing about. Say it with me, "Awwww!"

    If you have any other questions about your cheer-tastic visit, both Kay and Alison would be happy to share their experiences, or feel free to send a question in for any of us here at planDisney. We are all happy to help make your vacation the most magical visit ever.

    Magical Wishes, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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