• On May 5, 2023
    Elizabeth from NH 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 have dining in WDW at 8:30am and I'm staying at Art of Animation - we have 2 scooters. What's the time for travel to the world and what's the best transportation?

    Hey there, hi there, Elizabeth! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney! Thanks for stopping by with such a great planning question. I just love chatting Disney with my pals, pal!

    In just a couple of months, you'll be arriving at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, ready to embark on your magical adventure at The Most Magical Place on Earth. I know you must be getting so excited, Elizabeth! Since you have such an oh-so-fun and convenient Disney Resort Hotel booked and your Advance Dining Reservations made, it sounds like your planning is off to a practically perfect start! Now, let's chat about getting you to the magic!

    Your transportation options and time for travel will depend on which park your dining reservation is located. If you will be traveling from Art of Animation Resort to either Magic Kingdom Park or Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, you can take the complimentary Walt Disney World bus service, and I recommend arriving at the bus stop 90 minutes before your dining reservation time. The busses typically begin running 45 minutes before Early Theme Park Entry for Disney Resort Hotel Guests, but you will want to make sure you are one of the first people in line to be able to load both scooters onto the bus and have plenty of time to make your reservation.

    If your dining reservation is located at either EPCOT or Disney's Hollywood Studios, you will take the Disney Skyliner from your Resort. When you first arrive at your Resort, be sure to check the operating hours of the Skyliner, as they can and do change. When I was at Walt Disney World Resort last month, the Skyliner began running at 7:00 a.m., an hour before the earliest Early Theme Park Entry began. I recommend hopping on the Skyliner at least an hour before your dining reservation to ensure you make it on time. With two scooters, you will likely have to take separate accessible Skyliner gondolas, but Hakuna Matata! It means "no worries." This mode of transportation is so quick and easy, one will be right behind the other! Just be aware that the Skyliner hours of operation are subject to weather conditions, so be sure to check with a Cast Member or look for signage about its current status. Happy travels and bon appetit!

    I hope this was helpful, Elizabeth, and I hope you have the most magical and memorable summer vacation, full of food and fun! Please stop by any time with any questions you may have along the way. You've got a friend in me!

    See ya real soon,


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