EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 9, 2013
    Vicki 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 our way in 33 days! We are staying at AOA.We will be using the bus, how long does it take to get to the parks from AOA on average?We have reservations for dinner and other, as well as a 3 year old princess, and I'm looking to plan ahead.


    Disney recommends at all times to plan at least an hour to get from Point A to Point B for a reservation. There are times where it can actually take longer, but usually you should be able to make most given treks in far less time. Here is the estimated time to each of the four parks. But remember that when you go to catch your bus there may not be one there right away. Plan for up to 20 minutes on a wait for your bus. Then the in-transit times should be around;

    • Magic Kingdom: 25 minutes
    • Epcot: 15 minutes
    • Hollywood Studios: 15 minutes
    • Animal Kingdom: 20 minutes
    So anywhere from 45 minutes to 35 minutes, if you assume a long wait for your bus.

    Also consider the walk times from the buses to the restaurants which can be up to 15 minutes.

    If you write me back with any resort-based dining reservations, I can also give you directions to those that might shorten your travel time.

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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