• On Mar 12, 2018
    Sarah from ON 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.

    Heading to Disney April 14 and have breakfast booked at Ohana at 7:50 that morning. We're staying at Art of Animation and want to know the best way to get there. Do busses run that early? I assume we'd have to leave AoA pre-7am. Our party is 13pl

    Hi Sarah,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am sending lots of extra pixie dust your way as you finalize plans for the group!

    As you consider your transportation, be sure that you have downloaded the My Disney Experience Mobile App. The app has a handy "Get Directions" feature that will allow you to see transit options and estimated transit times between locations. Also, review the Resort Transportation options. Buses officially start running approximately 45 minutes before park opening. 

    We often do pre-park opening breakfast reservations and buses have been scarce, so we take alternate transportation through Uber or taxi services. When we stay at a resort hotel with access to the resort monorail, we have been able to take the monorail by 7:15 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. to a few places. Since you are traveling from Disney's Art of Animation Resort Hotel with such a large group, I suggest that you pre-arrange a pick-up by 7:10 a.m.  

    Now, guests at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels can also take Minnie Van™ Service. Although Disney's Art of Animation is not a participating location at this time, check again when you arrive. Participating locations are subject to change.

    Sarah, Disney's Art of Animation Resort is such a fun resort. I could stay in the Big Blue Pool forever. Most important, may patience be your guide as you to lead the crew through the parks!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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