• On Jan 23, 2011
    Paula from NY 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 are planning a trip to stay in one of the Disney Villa's in October 2011...we have stayed at the Wilderness Lodge before and would like to stay somewhere different. Wondering how long the bus ride is from Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom??

    Hi Paula:

    I love the Animal Kingdom Lodge. So much so, that my family chose it to be our "home" resort when we joined the Disney Vacation Club. While I'm partial to the benefits and amenities of Animal Kingdom Lodge, such as the savanna views, the fine dining, and the unique kid and family activities, the resort is sliiiightly further away from three of the parks than many other Disney properties.

    Disney buses are scheduled to run on average every 20 minutes from all Disney resorts. We've found that buses from the Animal Kingdom Lodge run even more frequently and have rarely had to wait a full 20 minutes for the bus. Once on the bus, the ride to the Magic Kingdom is about 15-20 minutes. Not counting the walk from my room to the bus station, I budget 45 minutes, including waiting time and travel time, to get from the Animal Kingdom Lodge to the Magic Kingdom, and I usually arrive ahead of schedule.\

    Keep in mind that travel times to and from the parks vary depending on traffic, the time of day, and any unforeseen circumstances.

    Enjoy your vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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