• On Apr 10, 2021
    Alexandra from AL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is it possible to take a Disney Bus from Animal Kingdom to Epcot for park hopping?

    Hi Alexandra!

    It sounds like you're in the planning stages of an upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation! I love it when Guests think ahead about what their vacation days are going to look like, mapping out transportation strategies ahead of time. I'm a planner by nature, and I appreciate good planning!

    You'll be happy to know that, yes, Park-to-Park bus transportation is available for Guests with Annual Passes or theme park tickets with the Park Hopper option. Guests with these types of tickets can "hop" to a different park each day after 2pm. I made sure we checked out this transportation offering during our last visit! We took the bus directly from Epcot to Magic Kingdom Park, and really loved the convenience of it! While we did have to wait a bit for the bus (maybe 15-20 minutes), it made Park Hopping a pretty seamless process. To successfully park hop during this time that Guests are Returning to a World of Magic, you'll need to follow a few simple guidelines:

    1) Make a Disney Park Pass reservation for the first park you plan to visit - you do not have to make any kind of reservation for the park you plan to visit later in the day.
    2) Physically enter the reserved park, scanning your MagicBand or park ticket at the point of entry.
    3) Park Hopping becomes an option after 2pm each day. Visiting a second park is subject to that park capacity's limitations. 
    4) If the Park Hopper option becomes unavailable for a specific park, the My Disney Experience mobile app will send a push notification to Guests. (I've visited several times since Park Hopping was reinstated, and I've yet to receive one of these push notifications!)

    See? Easy peasy! I hope you'll enjoy Park Hopping during an upcoming visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth! I hope this helps with your planning! 
    Diane W. 
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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