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  • On Mar 6, 2024
    Michelle from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello Ive been looking over the map but I don’t see it. How close or how far is the actual animal kingdom park from the animal kingdom resort? Also how far is the resort from espn zone? We are staying there for summit just trying see how much time we need?

    Hey Michelle!

    Alrighty, so let's dive into the nitty-gritty of distances and how to get around.

    Did you know that Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is just a skip and a hop away from Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park? It’s about 1.5 miles away to be precise, however, a stroll through the enchanted forest isn't an option since there isn’t a walking path. Fear not, though, for Disney Resort Transportation is at your service! If you don’t have your own vehicle, just hop on a bus for transport over to the Theme Park.

    Now, let's set our sights on the dazzling ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, where dreams of athletic glory come to life! At approximately 4 miles away from the Animal Kingdom Lodge, it's a mere ten-minute carriage ride, provided Stitch isn’t causing mischief on the roads. However, in the land of magic, even the simplest journey can become an adventure, especially if you're relying on our Disney Resort Transportation. Remember, dear traveler, to allow plenty of time for your journey. It's best to play it safe and give yourself some extra wiggle room. Oh, and the complex itself? It's massive! It's a sprawling wonderland of athletic arenas and fields, where champions are crowned, and dreams take flight. So, if you're driving in, don't forget to budget time for parking and the walk into the action.

    Complimentary Resort transportation begins 45 minutes before Disney theme park opening time and up to 1 hour after Disney theme park closing time. It is recommended that you allow 60-90 minutes for transport when using the Disney Resort Transportation system. If there is special transportation provided for Summit, just be sure to pay attention to the schedule that the buses will run on. You can reach out to your team for the details.

    So whether you're embarking on a quest to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park or seeking victory at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, remember to embrace the magic of the journey. May your experience be filled with magic!


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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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