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  • On Sep 8, 2011
    Cynthia Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    ? re: airtran bag check @ poly. If we do this, do we still have to catch ME from resort? Any other option to get to AP other than ME from resort or taxi? hoping to squeeze 1-2 hrs in at AK 10/29, have 2p flight. Is it crazy to try this? want to ride safari

    Hi Cynthia,

    The Kilimanjaro Safari is one of my very favorite attractions at Disney World, so no, I don't think you're crazy. ;) Let's look at the timeline for a minute: 

    You do still need to catch the Magical Express from your Resort. If your flight is at 2pm, you'll likely be given an 11am pick-up time. You can set your alarm for early and check your bags on Air Tran. The counter actually opens at 5:00am, but you won't need to do it that early. The Animal Kingdom Park opens at 9:00am on October 29th, so I would shoot to arrive there by 8:30am so you can be right at the gates when they open. Head straight to the back of the park and get in line for the Safari. If you are there when it first opens, you should be able to get on within 15 minutes or so and would be completely done riding by 10am. At that point, head back out of the park and over to the bus stops. Jump on a bus bound for the Polynesian to get back by 11am. If you are cutting it too closely, you could always hop in a cab for less than $20. It would be a bit of a whirlwind, but I'm always game for getting in that last ride on my favorite attraction.

    Hope this helps and have a wonderful vacation,


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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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