Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jan 7, 2011
    Jennifer 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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    Erin! So glad to see you here again! Flying in to MCO 4/9. Staying off property that night. Meeting my parents at DD then driving to dinner at Jiko. How much to park at AKL for dinner? How long to drive from DD to AKL? Thanks for your help.

    Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm so glad to be back on the Moms Panel.

    There is no charge to self park at the Animal Kingdom Lodge (or at any of the Walt Disney World resort hotels). If you'd prefer to use the valet parking service, there is a fee of $12.00 per day - even if you are only using it for the length of a meal.

    Drive time from Downtown Disney varies slightly depending on where you start at Downtown Disney (it's a big place). However, a good rough estimate is that is it about a 12-15 minute drive from there to the Animal Kingdom Lodge. If you're self parking, you'll want to add about five minutes to walk from the parking lot to the restaurant.

    I had dinner at Jiko on Christmas night - so yummy. I'm sure you'll have a fabulous meal there.

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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