• On Dec 29, 2017
    Katie from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What happens if we are late for our magical express return trip to the airport? We plan on spending our last day in the park before our 9:55pm flight home. I don't know how much time to allow to get from animal kingdom to Coronado springs.

    Greetings Katie and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I just love how the Walt Disney World Resort takes care of their Disney Resort hotel Guests by offering complimentary transportation to and from Orlando International Airport with Disney's Magical Express – not to mention transportation to all four theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs.

    I will speak from experience: if you are late, you will miss your return trip to the airport. Since many Guests are picked up at the same time, the drivers are very careful about respecting departure time so that everyone can have a calm trip to the airport and avoid being late for their flights. Disney recommends planning 1.5 hours to travel between destinations within the Walt Disney World Resort when using complimentary transportation, so plan to leave Disney’s Animal Kingdom approximately 2 to 1.5 hours before your scheduled pick-up time. 

    I hope this helps you while planning, Katie! Thanks for stopping by once again, it is a pleasure to help.

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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