Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Aug 8, 2008
    Claire from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do you know how long it takes to get from the Airport on the Magical Express to The Animal Kingdom Lodge? Would a taxi be a better option if we are pressed for time? We are arriving on Dec. 1st, 2008, in the afternoon. Thank you!

    If time is your main consideration, then a taxi is a better option. Cabs are readily available at the Orlando airport; I have never had to wait more than about five minutes to get a cab. The ride to the Animal Kingdom Lodge would be about half an hour. The cost is approximately $60.00.

    With Magical Express, you will have to wait in line to check in for the service. This could be five minutes or it could be 15 - 20 minutes. Then you'll have to wait for the bus. Again, it could be five minutes or it could be 15-20 minutes. Then you may make up to about three stops at other resorts on the way to the AKL, possibly making the ride itself up to about an hour long. Of course the upside to Magical Express is that it is free.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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