• On Jul 10, 2019
    James from NY 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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    All Disney transportation this trip. Staying at Beach Club and have resv's at Jiko obviously bus to AK then AKL. But for the quickest transportation is it better to go to one of the parks or Disney springs as your hub when trying to get to a resort

    Hi James! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Your summer vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort will be here before you know it! It sounds like you have done an amazing job with planning the details of this trip. You will love your stay at Disney's Beach Club Resort, especially the fact that it is within walking distance to the International Gateway (back) entrance of Epcot. It is a gorgeous Disney Resort hotel!

    My family almost always uses Walt Disney World complimentary transportation for our visits. Nothing screams vacation more than letting someone else do all the driving for you! For your dining reservation at Jiko - The Cooking Place in Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village, I would recommend exactly what you mentioned: a bus to Disney's Animal Kingdom, then on to Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village. When using the theme parks and Disney Springs as your transportation hub, the transfer of buses typically takes about the same amount of time, so I would choose the location that is closest to your final destination.

    You do have another option when it comes to traveling to other Disney Resort hotels! If you have Walt Disney World Park Hopper tickets, you can actually walk through Epcot to the main entrance and catch a bus directly to the Disney Resort hotels. This obviously requires a little more walking, but it avoids the bus transfer and should save a little time. Entering Epcot does require valid theme park tickets, so keep that in mind if you decide to use this option.

    I hope this helps as you plan your transportation, James! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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