• On Oct 12, 2021
    Josh 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 multiple questions here! How early and late do the buses and skylines run to art of animation hotel? Also we arrive early in the morning are we able to drop off our luggage and go to the park before our hotel reservation?

    Hey there, Josh! Welcome to planDisney! 

    Ka-CHOW, you'll be pulling into Disney's Art of Animation Resort in only two days! There are so many whozits and whatzits to see while you're there, we better get you ready for your lion-sized adventure in the Big Blue World!

    Whether you're hopping aboard a bus or flying in a gondola, transportation options are plentiful at your Disney Resorts Collection hotel. If your daily travels take you to Disney's Hollywood Studios or EPCOT, the Disney Skyliner will take you there starting about an hour before the posted park opening time. For Disney's Animal Kingdom Park or the Magic Kingdom Park, the wheels on the bus start going 'round and 'round about 45 minutes before opening. When you're headed "home," the Disney Skyliner operates about 90 minutes after park closing, while buses will whisk Guests back to their Resort hotels for about an hour after close. Disney does adjust transportation times occasionally on busier days (especially in the morning), so we usually plan on being at the bus stop or Skyliner station a little earlier than posted, just in case.

    And here's a tip! You can check the My Disney Experience app on your phone for the next bus time before you even leave your room in the morning! On the front page, scroll down until you see your Resort hotel info, then click on "My Resort." Next, swipe right on the boxes until you see "Bus Times," and TA-DAAA! You'll see when the next bus is expected to depart for your destination!

    Josh, you can absolutely leave your luggage with Bell Services when you arrive and head off to the theme parks to let the fun begin! Just let a Cast Member know you'd like to store your things, and they'll get you squared away. You'll get a text when your room is ready, and you can call Bell Services and ask them to deliver your luggage after you've returned. 

    I hope you find this helpful, Josh! Time to just keep swimming and get ready to be the King of the savanna! Thank you so much for making a pit stop here at planDisney, and have a magical time under the sea - and everywhere else! - at Disney's Art of Animation Resort!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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