Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 7, 2014
    Sheila from AL 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.

    My family and I need to leave the Animal Kingdom and travel to Downtown Disney for a dinner reservation at 9:15. What is the best mode of transportation to accomplish this? Thanks so much!

    Hello Sheila,

    Disney Transportation is a convenient way to get around the parks and resorts, but it can be a bit confusing at times. One tool that I find extremely helpful is the "transportation wizard" at Even though I am a fairly seasoned traveler to Walt Disney World, I can get a bit turned around and need a quick way to look up the best route to and from different locations around Walt Disney World Resort. When you visit the site, the link is in the upper right hand corner. Then, you simply plug in your starting and ending locations and click "find route". Simple as that. Keep in mind that these times are estimations and cannot be guaranteed. They also may not include the time spent waiting for the transportation. All transportation tends to arrive every 20 minutes or so, but that is not always guaranteed.

    I was able to look up your request, and there are several ways listed. You could either take a bus to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort, then transfer to a boat bound for Downtown Disney or you can walk a short distance to Downtown Disney along the walking path. These methods could take between 43-50 minutes. You could also take a bus to Disney's Pop Century Resort and then transfer to a bus headed to Downtown Disney. This could take about 45 minutes. Again, keep in mind that these are estimates. I always tend to allow about an hour when trying to make a dinner reservation and having to make a transfer within transportation.

    Have a marvelous trip!
    ~Allison L
thumbnail image for Allison

Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.