• On Jan 15, 2017
    Deborah from CA 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.

    Hi, I'm planning on visiting WDW this June and staying at the AKL. My question is should I take the bus transportation or taxi it back and forth? Or would renting a car be best? I've heard it can take over an hour to get to the parks.

    Hello Deborah, 
    I'm so thrilled to hear you're planning a wild adventure this coming June to one of Walt Disney World Resort's most beautifully themed hotels - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. My family and I have always enjoyed staying there and have loved immersing ourselves in the colourful African ambiance. 
    In our experience we found it super convenient to utilise the wonderful Walt Disney World Bus Service to transport ourselves not only to the close by Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park but to everywhere else on Disney property!  
    Bus journey times are obviously longer for some Disney destinations, but the way we perceived it was that whist we're on vacation the buses made our travel stress-free and we won't need to worry about parking the hire car!
    Taxi cab and vehicle hire can also have great advantages, especially for visiting nighttime destinations like Disney Springs or Disney Resort hotels where you have secured Advanced Dining Reservations. Vehicle hire can be simply arranged by checking out this Car Rentals link and a visit to Bell Services at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is my best recommendation for help with taxi cab hire. 
    You may also find this Transportation - Frequently Asked Question to be a useful planning resource. 
    Have a great Disney day. 
    ~ Jane 
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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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