• On May 23, 2019
    Ncole from NY 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.

    how long is the bus trip from resort to parks?

    Hi, there!

     It sounds like you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, Nicole. How exciting! It's the very best kind if you ask me. 

     There are many magical benefits of staying at a Disney Resort hotel, but one of my favorites is the complimentary bus transportation to and from the theme parks. I love that I can count on this convenient service to get my family quickly and safely where we need to go! 

     Buses operate at approximately 20-minute intervals. Timing is subject to change, but I've never waited more than that amount of time for a bus to arrive. The time it then takes to get from a Disney Resort hotel to a theme park depends on your location. In my experience, a bus ride can range from 10-minutes to 25-minutes. If you're staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, you'll certainly be at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park in 10-minutes or less! If you're traveling to Magic Kingdom Park from that particular Disney Resort hotel though, your ride will most likely be closer to 25-minutes. 

     Be sure to download the My Disney Experience mobile app prior to your visit. This app has lots of cool features, but I think you'll find the transportation features especially handy. The "Get Directions" feature will give you directions anywhere within the Walt Disney World Resort and include travel estimates! I especially love the "Bus Times" feature, which gives you up-to-the-minute estimates for when the next bus will arrive at your Disney Resort hotel. How convenient is that?

     I hope this was helpful, Nicole. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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