• On Aug 2, 2021
    Kristy from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I park at Animal Kingdom and park hop to Magic Kingdom using a bus, can I get back to my car at Aninal Kingdom when Magic Kingdom closes at 10 pm?

    Jambo, Kristy! Welcome to planDisney!

    It sounds like you have quite an adventure in store when you visit the Walt Disney World Resort this week! Park hopping just adds such a fun element to your experience. Where else in the world can you fly on a banshee in the morning and rocket to space after dinner?

    My family has found ourselves trying to time the journey back to our car at a different theme park on more than one occasion. Typically, I’d check the posted closing time of your first park and add about 60-90 minutes to estimate how late buses will continue to serve that park. Looking at this week's calendar, the closing time of Disney's Animal Kingdom is listed as 7 p.m. That means buses could be running as late as about 9:30, so your plan might be a little too tight. Having said that, a transportation Cast Member recently told me that they won’t ever leave a Guest stranded, and they’ll always do their best to get you where you need to go.

    My advice is to seek out a transportation Cast Member when you arrive at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. They’ll be able to give exact times the buses will run that night, and let you know what happens if you need to get back to your car after park closing. However, you might just be better off driving to the Magic Kingdom Park when you hop. You won’t have to pay for parking at your second theme park, and trust me, you’ll be more than ready to jump in your car and go after a long day in the parks!

    I hope this helps make park hopping a breeze for you, Kristy! Have the best day ever, and please come see us again if you have any more questions!

    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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