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  • On Feb 14, 2022
    Elizabeth from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do the busses run from the theme parks to Disney springs after 4pm like they previously did? We have an Animal Kingdom day planned 3/27 and a dining reservation at 8:40. I know we will have plenty of time if not just want to clarify.

    Howdy Elizabeth!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with such a great question. I'm so happy to be able to help you out today!

    Well, I must say, it sounds like you already have some fabulous days planned for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. I mean, a fun-filled day at Disney's Animal Kingdom, followed by some fun and shopping over at Disney Springs; what could be better than that!?

    Elizabeth, I am glad you reached out to check on this before heading off on your vacation because there is currently no Disney Bus Service available between Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney Springs. While I know this may not be what you were hoping to hear, I'd love to share some alternatives to get you to your dinner on time. First, there is still free bus transportation from Disney's Animal Kingdom to the Disney Resorts Collection hotels. From there, you can transfer over to the Disney Springs bus offered from each hotel. While you can hop on the bus to any resort to make the connection, I would recommend taking the bus over to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, which is the closest to the park. If you have a few minutes, I highly recommend popping into the resort to enjoy the views of the animals roaming the savannah. It's definitely worth the quick detour.

    Alternatively, you can utilize a ride share service, like Lyft, to take you from Disney's Animal Kingdom to Disney Springs. While there is a cost associated with these services, it will likely be the fastest way to get to your dinner reservation.

    Whatever mode of transportation you decide to use, I would highly recommend allowing yourself at least one hour to head over to Disney Springs just to be safe! If you get there early, you can walk around and enjoy the many fabulous shops, including World of Disney, the world's largest collection of Disney merchandise.

    Since it looks like you have your dinner plans taken care of, let's talk about some snack options for you to enjoy if you get a little rumbly in your tumbly. There are so many delicious grab-and-go options available throughout Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, but my absolute favorite is the Grilled Corn on the Cob from Harambe Fruit Market. It's hard to believe the usual corn on the cob we know and love can get any better, but the delicious African Spice sprinkled on top really give it a special kick! If you're looking for something sweet, head over to Pongu Pongu, located in Pandora – The World of Avatar, to pick up the Pongu Lumpia. These delicious pineapple and cream cheese springs are an incredible snack to enjoy on the go!

    Elizabeth, I hope I have been able to help you today! Please feel free to stop by again with any other vacation planning questions you may have!

    Have a fabulous day!
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