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  • On Mar 28, 2022
    Cheri from ID Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do we get from Rivera Resort to Animal Kingdom? Travel Time?

    Hi there, Cheri!  Welcome back to planDisney!

    Are you staying at Disney's Riviera Resort on your trip to Walt Disney World Resort?  If you are, you are in for such a wonderful and beautiful stay!  I have yet to stay at this Disney Resorts Collection hotel but I have had the pleasure of touring it and I was completely blown away by its magnificence! The Tangled and Peter Pan mosaics in the tunnel that you'll pass through on your way to the Disney Skyliner are absolutely stunning.  Did you know they're made up of more than one million hand-cut tiles?  Make sure to check them out even if you're only visiting the Resort for a dining reservation at Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera

    Once you're ready to head to Disney's Animal Kingdom from Disney's Riviera Resort, you'll want to head out the front entrance of the Resort to the Bus Stop dedicated to Animal Kingdom.  Signs will be available to point you in the right direction, but don't hesitate to ask a Cast Member for help if you need it.  Disney Bus Transportation runs approximately every 20 minutes, so make sure to factor that 20 minutes into your travel time just in case you just missed the previous bus!  Whenever I'm planning on traveling around Walt Disney World I always plan on an hour commute so I'm not worrying about running late or missing a reservation. 

    If you want more up-to-the-minute maps to help you get around the entire Disney property just look to your My Disney Experience mobile app.  Here, you'll find an interactive map and the ability to "Get Directions" (with travel time!) to anywhere around the Resort!  Simply open your mobile app and click the second icon from the left at the bottom of the screen.  You'll be taken to the map which allows you to move around the Resort and even check wait times on attractions.  Just click where you want to go and hit the "Get Directions" button!  When I enter directions from Disney's Riviera Resort to Disney's Animal Kingdom the app shows me it will take approximately 47 minutes by bus.  I believe this includes the possible 20-minute wait for the bus.

    I hope you enjoy every moment of your magical vacation, even the minutes where you're getting from place to place.  Enjoy your trip!
    Ashley M
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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