• On Feb 9, 2019
    Tiffiney from NC 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.

    If I am staying at AOA and I have 8am reservations at MK how early should I be at the bus stop?

    Hey there, Tiffiney!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'm so glad that you stopped by with another question for us!

    It sounds like you've got an exciting Walt Disney World Resort vacation planned, and I'm sure you and your family will love staying at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. The theming of this resort is so fun, especially if you have little ones who love the movies Cars or The Little Mermaid!

    Bus transportation typically begins around 45 minutes prior to park opening, and this includes any Extra Magic Hours available for resort Guests. Usually there will be a few buses running earlier to accommodate Guests with dining reservations prior to park opening, but these won't be quite as routine as during normal operating hours. So I would call the front desk or check with the concierge at your resort the day before to find out exactly what time the first bus will depart. I would definitely want to allow myself at least an hour and maybe a little longer to get there and get through security though.

    I hope this helps with your planning and please let us know if think of anything else. We're always happy to help. Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, Tennessee

Walt Disney World Resort is my happy place! If you happen to catch me when I'm not there, you'll find me planning my next trip because to me, dreaming of the next visit is half the fun. My children and I travel frequently as Disney Vacation Club members, and I would love to share some of the things that I've learned so that you can have the most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Carrie

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