• On May 8, 2019
    Elizabeth from NC 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.

    We want to leave MK go look around the Animal Kingdom Lodge, go to our dinner reservations at 6 at Olivia's Cafe at Old Key West Resort. What is the best transportation to get to AK Lodge from MK and then to Old Key West Resort and then back to MK?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Elizabeth!

    First things first: excellent plan! You’ll be stopping by some of my very favorite places in Walt Disney World all in the same day. I’m swooning a little bit just thinking about it!

    From Magic Kingdom Park, you’ll be able to use Disney Bus Transportation to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. When you arrive, stop by the front desk and let them know you’re there to do a little exploring – they will give you lots of great tips. The savanna viewing areas are so peaceful – I like to get a drink and sit and watch as animals come and go. There are also many recreation options around the resort, and a Cast Member can let you know what’s going on that afternoon. Be sure to check out the gorgeous, authentic African art that lines the resort’s hallways. 

    There is not direct bus service between Disney resort hotels, so you have a couple of options when it’s time to head to Disney’s Old Key West Resort. You could hop on a bus headed to a theme park or Disney Springs, and then transfer to a second bus headed to Disney’s Old Key West Resort (or a boat from Disney Springs). If you’re not worried about time and want to conserve budget, this is your best option – and the boat ride from Disney Springs to Disney’s Old Key West Resort is lovely. Your faster and easier option, though, is to call an Uber, taxi, or use Minnie Van Service between the two resorts.

    I’m thrilled to hear you’ll be eating at Olivia’s Café at Disney’s Old Key West Resort. I love this resort’s Old Florida charm, and I feel relaxed just thinking about visiting. Olivia’s is our go-to restaurant when we’re celebrating – we love both the Prime Rib and the Buttermilk Chicken, and I highly recommend the Olivia’s potatoes as your side. I had the Turtle Krawl cocktail last visit, and it was fabulous.

    After that amazing dinner, you’ll be able to hop on a Disney bus back to Magic Kingdom Park. I hope this means you’re planning to end this epic day by viewing the Happily Ever After fireworks spectacular!

    Have the best day ever, Elizabeth!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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