WDW Transportation
  • On May 27, 2024
    Diane from CT 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 it to get to magic kingdom from animal kingdom lodge

    Hi Diane! Welcome to planDisney! I'm thrilled to hear that you will be joining us for a magical time at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. It's one of my favorite resorts with its amazing atmosphere and unique experiences!

    The travel time from Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge to Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World can vary depending on the mode of transportation and current traffic conditions. Disney provides complimentary bus transportation from all resort hotels to the theme parks. The bus ride from Animal Kingdom Lodge to Magic Kingdom Park typically takes around 20-25 minutes. However, you should also factor in potential wait times for the bus, which can be anywhere from a few minutes to up to 20 minutes during peak times. Overall, you should plan for about 40-45 minutes to be on the safe side.

    If you have your own car or are using a rental, driving from Animal Kingdom Lodge to Magic Kingdom generally takes about 15-20 minutes. Keep in mind that once you park at the Magic Kingdom parking lot, you'll need to take the tram to the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) and then either the monorail or the ferry to get to the park entrance. This additional transportation can add another 15-30 minutes, making the total travel time approximately 30-50 minutes.

    Using a ride-share service would have a similar travel time to driving yourself, around 15-20 minutes for the drive. The same additional time for getting from the TTC to the park entrance applies unless using Disney's Minnie Van Service. There is a specified spot for Minnie Vans near the bus stop area in front of the park entrance. It doesn’t get more magical than that! 

    Diane, I hope you find this information helpful as you prepare for an exciting visit to Walt Disney World Resort! Thank you again for visiting planDisney. Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Kay, New York

Hiya Pals! I’m Kay from beautiful Upstate New York. I’m a wife and mom to three beautiful musketeers. We are avid Disney fans and consider Walt Disney World our second home. We got married at Disney and have celebrated many milestones there and I cannot wait to help you plan your magical vacation! Learn More About Kay

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