Tree of Life at Sunset at Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • On May 1, 2024
    Heather from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I have a dinner reservation for rainforest cafe outside of animal kingdom park how late do the resort bus run

    Hakuna Matata, Heather, and welcome to planDisney! Walt Disney World Resort is beckoning you from a day or two away, so I hope you have your safari helmet packed. It sounds like you're in for a wild visit!

    Rainforest Cafe® at Disney's Animal Kingdom is an exciting (and delicious) experience. My family likes to sit near the elephant display. Have your camera ready for a thunderstorm to pop up because the animals get very active! My favorite dish is the Ancient Grain Bowl with roasted veggies, and the Sparkling Volcano dessert looks downright decadent. 

    This location typically stops seating guests around the time Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park closes. Walt Disney World Bus Service usually runs an hour after the listed park closing time, so you should be able to hop aboard a bus after dinner. My tip is to shop at the restaurant gift shop while waiting for your table so you can head to the bus terminal as soon as your bill is paid.

    If you want a more leisurely experience, you can use a rideshare service after dinner. The pickup location is to the left as you leave the park. While this isn't complimentary, it does offer more transportation freedom. 

    Heather, I hope you make some memories to treasure! Please stop by planDisney anytime. Kwa heri!

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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