• On Jun 9, 2016
    Andrew from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    On the day we plan to go to Animal Kingdom, we have dinner reservations at the Luau Cove at the Polynesian (where we're staying) at 5:15 P. What time should we plan to leave Animal Kingdom to get back to the hotel, freshen up, and head to dinner?

    Hi Andrew,

    Thank you so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question! Sounds like you have a really fun day planned. A visit to Disney's Animal Kingdom, followed by an evening at Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, will include so much entertainment and excitement!

    I recommend that you be at the bus stop at Disney's Animal Kingdom waiting to catch a bus back to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort no later than 90 minutes before your reservation, so at 3:45 p.m. This will give you time to wait if you need to wait for a bus, and to take the ride back to your resort. This assumes a quick freshening up in your resort room - perhaps around 20 minutes - and that you then head on over to Luau Cove to enjoy an evening of entertainment, merriment and good food.

    I hope that these thoughts are helpful for you, Andrew. Have a great time planning your magical vacation, and please do let us know if you have any further questions. 
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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