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  • On Feb 15, 2020
    Lora from FL 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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    Where can we park for free and get a bus to the rainforest cafe at Animal Kingdon

    Greetings, fellow Floridian, Lora!

    Don’t you love living so close to the Mouse? We moved to Florida a little over two yEARs ago, and we have had more family friends visit us in that time than in the ten yEARs we lived in Boston! Everyone wants to come to the sun and the ‘World!

    Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Guests receive complimentary transportation across the Resort. This includes the bus, water taxis, Monorail, and the brand-new Disney Skyliner. I love that there are a variety of options to get you across the Resort. If you are driving to your meal at Rainforest Café, the easiest option is to park at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. The restaurant is right outside the Main Entrance to the Park and easily accessible from the parking lot. If you are an Annual Passholder (Florida residents get great discounts!), you will get complimentary standard Theme Park parking.

    Now, if you are not an Annual Passholder and would like complimentary parking, you have two options, both of which involve Disney Springs! There is a second Rainforest Café at Disney Springs, and all visitors to Disney Springs get free parking, so I would eat there! Or, you can park at Disney Springs and use the complimentary bus transportation to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. The buses run with less frequency than other locations, so be prepared for a reasonably long commute (plan on at least an hour, more likely an hour and a half of commute time before your reservation). If you’d prefer not to wait, you can take a car service (including Minnie Vans via Lyft or Uber) from Disney Springs.

    Lora, if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to come back.

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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