Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 28, 2012
    Rosemarie from CA 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 (since opens at 8) and then go to Epcot via bus, will there still be a bus going back to AK since this closes earlier than Epcot? Or if we park at Epcot (opens at 9) by 8am will there be a bus to AK before it opens?

    Hi Rosemarie!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.

    Buses typically start running an hour before a park opens and stops running about an hour or so after it closes.  I definitely would not park at Animal Kingdom and then leave my car there while going over to Epcot for the rest of the day, especially if you plan on staying at Epcot until it closes. 

    I suggest parking at Epcot and then waiting for the first bus to Animal Kingdom, but that won't allow you to get to Animal Kingdom before it opens at 8am.  The other option would be to park at Animal Kingdom and then drive over to Epcot; in all honesty, that's probably faster than Disney transportation.  The good news is you only have to pay for parking at a theme park once each day, assuming you have to pay for it at all.  So if you pay for parking at Animal Kingdom, you won't have to pay for it again at Epcot.

    I hope this helps!  Please write back with more questions!
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