• On Nov 29, 2016
    Michael from NJ 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.

    How early can we park at the MK Transportation and Ticket Center? We want to park there and bus over to Animal Kingdom for the morning, then bus back to MK for the rest of the day. Is this a realistic plan?

    Hi, Michael!
    Thanks for reaching out to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It totally makes sense to want to park your car near the park where you plan to end your day.

    The parking in the Transportation and Ticket Center opens two hours before Magic Kingdom Park opens. You'll need to take the Monorail or Ferry over to the park so you can catch a park bus to Animal Kingdom Theme Park. According to the Walt Disney World Resort website, park to park buses start running 45 minutes before a park opens. If you arrive in the Transportation and Ticket Center around 6:30 AM, you will have ample time to get over to Magic Kingdom (which opens at 8:00 AM) and walk over to the buses to snag a park bus starting at 7:15 AM (because Animal Kingdom Theme Park also opens at 8:00 AM). 

    You may start your day focused on a lot of transportation. It may not be the fastest process, but I know you'll be glad to have your car already in place after a full and magical day.

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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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