• On Jun 28, 2019
    Nannette from TX 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.

    I am staying at Art of Animation and would like to go to ESPN for dinner. What's the best way to get there? (cost effective, fastest)

    Hey, Nannette! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks so much for stopping by with your question! While there is not complimentary transportation between the Disney Resort Hotels, there is bus transportation provided to each of the theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs from your resort. The Disney Skyliner transportation system, coming later this year, will be the best way to travel from Disney's Art of Animation Resort to several destinations, including Disney's BoardWalk area. Since it is not available just yet, let's find you a quick way to reach your meal at ESPN Club.

    If you want to take the most cost-effective approach to reach Disney's BoardWalk area, then you will need to make a couple of transfers along the way. I recommend you take the bus to Disney's Hollywood Studios and then look for the Friendship water ferry, found just outside the entrance to the park. These boats travel between Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot, stopping three times along the way at the resorts. You will want to get off at the BoardWalk stop. ESPN Club is found at the other end of the BoardWalk, towards Epcot. This option will take you a bit of time, so I recommend you leave at least an hour and a half, possibly even two hours ahead of your dinner reservation.

    If you prefer something a bit faster, I recommend you use your My Disney Experience mobile app or your Lyft app to call for Minnie Van Service. Note that this service is not complimentary. I just looked and the route from Disney's Art of Animation Resort to Disney's BoardWalk Inn is currently priced at just a bit over $20. This price is subject to change and honestly, I consider it a fantastic price to pay for a super easy and quick trip over to your dinner.

    I hope one of these options helps you have a fun evening at Disney's BoardWalk area! Thanks again for stopping by and please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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