Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jan 12, 2014
    Sara from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    In order to maximize our time, I'm trying to get a pretty good schedule for each day. We'll be staying at the Art of Animation Resort. How much time should I allow in our schedule to travel from the resort to WDW, Animal kingdom, and Downtown Disney?

    Hi Sara,

    I love the new Art of Animation resort. I think the food court there is the best at Walt Disney World.

    I'm going to assume that you're using Disney's free transportation system rather than driving. To get from AoA to any of the destinations you mention, you'll be traveling by bus. The bus ride from AoA to the Magic Kingdom will be about 20-25 minutes. From AoA to Animal Kingdom is about 15-20 minutes. And from AoA to Downtown Disney is about 10-15 minutes. However, you should build in some extra time into your schedule. The buses run approximately every 20 minutes. So it possible that if you want to take the bus from AoA to Animal Kingdom, you could be looking at a 40 minute travel situation (20 mins of waiting + 20 mins of riding).

    I'm going to point you to the Transportation Wizard, which is a resource on the independent website You can enter any two locations at Walt Disney World and the Transportation Wizard will tell you which mode of transport to take and how long the travel time will be. It's very helpful when planning how to get around the World.

    Please let us know if there's anything else we can do to make your planning easier.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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