Tree of Life at Sunset
  • On Oct 18, 2022
    Kathleen from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Just made a 8:15 PM reservation at Rain Forest Cafe Animal Kingdom on November 23, 2022. The park closes at 8:00 PM. What time does the bus transportation to resorts stop running?

    Hey there, Kathleen. Welcome to planDisney

    It sounds like you are in for a wild time at the Rainforest Cafe at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. That's such a fun place to eat and the food is really delicious too. Buses typically run for about an hour after each theme park closes. This is just an approximate, however, because they do know that the restaurants take reservations close to closing time and they don't want to leave Guests stranded. However, if the buses are not running after your dinner, you can always use a rideshare service to get to your next destination. Rideshares can pick you up at a designated area at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and drop you off right outside of the lobby at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotel where you are staying at. They are super convenient and pretty affordable too. 

    Your trip is right around the corner, it is going to be here before you know it! Visiting during the months of November and December and my absolute favorite. The theme parks are dressed up in their holiday best and it's so festive and fun. It makes for some great pictures. Are you visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park on the day you are eating at the Rainforest Cafe? If so, keep an eye out for the Merry Menagerie at Discovery Island. This is one of my favorite holiday additions. The Merry Menagerie are interactive artisan-sculpted puppets of arctic animals. Little friends like penguins and polar bears roam around and you can take pictures with them, pet them and marvel at how beautiful they are made. 

    If you have any other questions about your trip, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. 

    Happy holidays!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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