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  • On Nov 13, 2022
    Emmanuel from NSW 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 does it take to travel from Animal Kingdom to Beach Club Resort by bus and Minnie Van? Are there any other transportation options?


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    The bus ride between Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Disney's Beach Club Resort should only take you about 30 minutes, though of course you will have to wait for your bus to arrive to the Animal Kingdom first. That wait can vary to around 20 minutes. The Disney Minnie Van Service Connected by Lyft will take you less time, even though the route they follow is basically the same. You likely won't have to wait as long for it to arrive to pick you up, and it departs as soon as you are all buckled in!

    These really are your only options, at least for a direct route.

    Did you mean to depart from Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, as opposed to leaving from the park? No problem! The answer for the Minnie Van stays the same. As for the bus, the recommended route is to catch a bus from the resort hotel to Disney Springs, then transfer over to a bus headed to the Beach Club. The total time riding on the bus would be about 45 minutes, though now you have two times that you must wait for a bus to arrive at your departure points. But if you are going at a time when the Animal Kingdom park is open, making your bus connection there, instead of at Disney Springs, will reduce your travel time by about 10 minutes or more!

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!


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