Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 23, 2012
    Jennette Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are not staying on WDW resort, therefore we are renting a car to travel around by. I am trying to plan our itinerary and dinner reservations and am not sure how to factor in the travel times (using our rental car) b/t MK and DTD, as well as AK to DTD.

    Hi, Jeanette!

    Whenever you want approximate travel times, you might want to check out one of my favorite resources:  the Transportation Wizard at  You select Point A and Point B from drop down menus and the Wizard will give you your drive time.

    From both Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom to Downtown Disney, drive time is about 20 minutes.  (Does not include time to get from the gates of the park to your car.)  Because you will want to allow time any traffic you might encounter, as well as finding parking at Downtown Disney and walking to your restaurant, add extra time for your commute.  To be safe, plan to be in your car on your way to Downtown Disney a good 35 - 45 minutes prior to your reservation. 

    There are so many great dining locations in Downtown Disney!  Enjoy!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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