• On Feb 3, 2018
    Margaret from TX 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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    I will be starting my DW vacation Sept. 2018 at the Animal Kingdom Lodge for 3 nights and then 8 nights at Art of Animation. What is the best way to get from Animal Kingdom Lodge to Art of Animation. It will just be for myself. Thank you!

    Hi Margaret,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your split stay at two different Walt Disney World Resort Hotels sounds just perfect! I love Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney's Art of Animation Resorts.

    When I have done split stays, on the last day at the first resort, I packed and then left my luggage with Bell Services. I asked the cast members at Bell Services to transfer my luggage to the second resort hotel. I then spent a day at a theme park and returned at night to my new resort. I stopped by the Bell Services desk at the new resort to pick up my bags! 

    If you want to go straight from one resort to another, you could request an Uber or taxi. We have used both and love the direct service they can provide. The Lobby Concierge can always assist if you have questions. Since you have such an extended stay, I also suggest that you take advantage of the Laundry Services. When I have traveled alone, I used the dry cleaning service. With my family, I always visit one of the self-service laundry facilities to do laundry once or twice during our stay.

    We have often used LaundryView to monitor laundry so that we did not have to remain in the laundry room for the entire time. My husband did the laundry on our last visit, however, and stayed with the clothes. He enjoyed having some quiet time! I take our own detergent but there is detergent that you can purchase on site. 

    Margaret, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge has great dining options and, since you will be so close to Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, you could also take advantage of some of the fantastic nature experiences offered as part of the Enchanting Extras Collection

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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