• On Jan 18, 2022
    Heather from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How long is the bus ride from Animal Kingdom Lodge to Magic Kingdom? Not including wait times for a shuttle—looking for an accurate estimate on actual bus ride times from the AK resort to Magic Kingdom park.

    Jambo, Heather! Welcome to planDisney! I'm so glad that you've stopped by with your Disney vacation planning question!

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of my very favorite Disney Resorts Collection Hotels! From the moment you arrive, you are instantly transported to a beautiful African village on the savanna, and watching the animals roam while sipping coffee on your balcony is just the most perfect start to a wild Disney day! The dining at this Resort is some of the very best in all of Walt Disney World Resort, and with the endless list of recreation offerings and Resort activities, you can have the most memorable vacation without ever even leaving your Resort! Of course, you WILL want to leave the Resort to play in the theme parks, so I'm happy to answer this question for you!

    The bus travel time from Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge to Magic Kingdom Park is approximately 20 minutes. You can just sit back, relax and spend your travel time discussing the plan for your first attraction or how much fun was had on that most magical day.

    While enjoying your stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, don't miss the delicious Zebra Domes! These little striped sweet treats are scrumptious and can be mobile ordered from The Mara on the My Disney Experience app. YUM!

    Heather, I am wishing you the most magical time on your wild springtime adventure! Stop by any time with any of your vacation planning questions!

    I hope to see ya real soon, 

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