• On Mar 10, 2017
    Connie from WI 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 does it take to get to Magic Kingdom & Animal Kingdom Theme Parks from a Disney Spring Resort Hotel ? I have 3 young kids and wondering if I should book at a Disney Animal Kingdom Resort or Disney Magical Kingdom Resort to save travel time.

    Hi Connie,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am so excited that you are planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort! Your children must be thrilled.

    Without knowing the specific Disney Springs hotel, I am unable to give you a precise answer regarding travel time. However, I always advise guests with young children to stay as close to the magic as possible. Transportation takes time at the Walt Disney World Resort. Even when staying at a Disney Resort Hotel and using Disney transportation, it has taken us an hour and a half to get from our resort to a dining reservation in some cases.

    We prefer staying at a resort with access to the monorail. Disney's Contemporary Resort, Polynesian Village Resort, and Grand Floridian Resort & Spa all have access to three modes of transportation. We have used the Resort Monorail, Water Launch and Bus Transportation. From the Contemporary, we have also walked to Magic Kingdom. Having just recently stayed at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, I can say that it is close to Animal Kingdom Park but a bit of a distance from Magic Kingdom. Our bus, however, was a direct bus to Magic Kingdom. Bus routes can change, so just check when you arrive.

    With little ones, having multiple transportation options is a lifesaver.

    Have a magical time!

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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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