Mom And Son Safari
  • On Oct 15, 2013
    Christine from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello. Have a fast pass for Festival of the Lion King on Thursday 11/28 4:30 show. How long is this show? We have dinner res. at Boma at 5:40. I know AKL is close, but is this doable? Using Disney transportation. thanks!

    Hello there Christine!

    It's great to hEAR from you again!  Festival of the Lion King is one of my family's favorite shows at Walt Disney World and at the top of our "must see" list each trip!  Festival of the Lion King lasts approximately 30 minutes. I have found that it can sometimes take a little time to exit the theatre and the Camp Minnie-Mickey area of the park. Depending on how briskly you walk, I would anticipate you could be at the bus depot at the front of Disney's Animal Kingdom Park around 5:20 p.m. Buses generally run every 20 minutes. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is the closest resort to Disney's Animal Kingdom Park.

    I honestly believe this is doable given the close proximity to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, but I also think you may be "cutting it close" if you incur a long wait for the bus. You could always opt for a taxi to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, if you are worried that there is not ample time to utilize Disney's complimentary bus transportation. There will be taxis available when you exit the park and I would not anticipate a high cab fare due to the close proximity of your destination. I would estimate the ride via taxi to take approximately five minutes.  Honestly, I would suggest "playing it by EAR" once you arrive at the front of the park, and then you can decide if a bus or taxi would be your best method of transportation. 

    I hope this helps! Please don't hesitate to write us back with any additional vacation planning questions. Best wishes for a magical trip, Christine!

    Happy Travels,  
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Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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