EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On May 7, 2013
    Kimberly Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    ! If we park at Animal Kingdom and it closes 7:00pm, but we take the bus over to Magic Kingdom and it stays open until 1:00 am, will the buses still run back to Animal Kingdom that late after their park closes for us to get back to our car?

    Hi, Kimberly!  The buses from the theme parks generally run just long enough to make sure everyone has made their way home - which can be up to about two hours after the park closes.  This generally ensures that guests in the park who are still dining or maybe doing last minute shopping can get to the bus and back to their resort.  After that time, there won't be continuing transportation back to that theme park.

    If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort, I suggest leaving your car at the resort and just use Disney transportation.  That way, you won't have to worry about your car.  If you are not staying at a resort hotel, you can move your car to the Magic Kingdom parking lot at no additional charge.  

    You may be able to get a taxi back to Animal Kingdom.  I don't know, however, how much access they'll have to the parking area once the park closes.

    I hope this helps some with your planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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