• On Jul 13, 2016
    Lisa from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge at the beginning of August and I'm wondering on average how long it takes to get to Disney World from there with the transportation provided at the hotel. Which I believe is a bus.

    Hello, Lisa! 

    In just a few weeks, you will be enjoying the amazing theming and fantastic savanna views at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge! I am sure you are counting down the days to your visit!

    You are correct that this Disney Resort hotel uses the Walt Disney World Bus Service to transport Guests to and from theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs. When staying at this resort, I typically plan at least 60 minutes travel time, but that time can vary based on time of day and crowd levels. If you have an advanced dining reservation inside a theme park, then I would allow at least 90 minutes, as you will need to go through the security/bag check area prior to park admission. You can expect Complimentary Resort Transportation to begin about 45 minutes before a theme park’s opening time until one hour after a theme park’s closing time. Taxis are also available if you find that you are in a time crunch or have an early morning dining reservation.

    Thanks for asking us an excellent question. Please let us know if you have additional questions that we can answer for you!

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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