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  • On Aug 7, 2011
    Tracy from RI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    7 days til arrival at AKL-Jambo...have read a lot of negatives about bus service, should we plan to drive to parks, DTD, and resort ADR's or bus? Suggestions? Plan on returning to resort most days for breaks in the afternoon. Thanks moms and dads!!

    Hello fellow Rhode Islander, Tracy! Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge (AKL) consists of two sister resorts, Jambo House and Kidani Village. My family and I have stayed at Jambo House while relying on Disney's transportation system. We found the average transportation time between Jambo House and Disney's Animal Kingdom to be less than 10 minutes. We found the longest commuting time to be between AKL and Magic Kingdom (MK); and AKL and the Downtown Disney Area (DTD). It can take up to forty minutes of travel time between AKL and MK or DTD. Please be advised that all theme park buses will stop at Kidani Village first and Jambo House last. The Downtown Disney bus reverses the route stopping at Jambo House first and Kidani Village last. There is really no need to be concerned about transportation times between AKL and the theme parks. In fact, we found transportation times between AKL and the Disney theme parks to be quite reasonable. When we stayed at AKL, we frequently returned to our beautiful resort for mid-afternoon breaks from the theme parks. We found Disney's transportation system an easy and convenient way to get around the Walt Disney World Resort. Some guests feel more comfortable renting a vehicle for their stay there. However, we didn't find the need to do so. If you are concerned about making it to Advanced Dining Reservations (ADR), you can always take a taxi from AKL to your ADR. Your family will thoroughly enjoy staying at the amazingly themed AKL. Have a wonderful and memorable vacation!
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