Animals in the Savannah at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Jan 19, 2022
    Jen from IA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I couldn't find a route from Port Orleans Riverside to Animal Kingdom Lodge on the MDE app. Any suggestions on which route to take?

    Hello Jen and welcome to planDisney. I see that your Most Magical Vacation is just in a few weeks' time. I bet you are getting so excited! 

    To get to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge from Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is really quite simple. The first route I would suggest is taking a bus from your resort over to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. From there, you'll change buses to be on the one marked for Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and you'll be there in no time. The theme park and the lodge are very close, it's a super short bus ride. The other option that you have is to hop on any bus that shows up to take you to the theme parks. EPCOT is pretty close to Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside park being roughly about a mile away. Once you are at any theme park, you can then transfer buses to the one marked for Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. The traveling time might just be a bit longer depending on what theme park you choose to go to first. You'll need to do it this way because Walt Disney World does not offer direct resort-to-resort transportation. So stopping off at a theme park first is the only way to go. 

    The other way you could get from resort to resort is to use a ride-share service. This is something I do quite often because it saves a lot of time and really isn't all that costly. Both major companies service the area and I've never really had any problems getting a car. Sometimes one of the companies will be running a discount or a special in the area so I always check both before using the service. A ride-share service will be able to pick you up right out front of your resort hotel's lobby and drop you off in the same spot at the other's. It's great! 

    I hope this helps, Jen. If you have any other questions before you go, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help. 

    Have fun!
    Jackie H.  
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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