• On Jan 29, 2018
    Lisa from PA 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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    We are staying at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside over Easter weekend and will be taking advantage of Extra Magic Hours at Animal Kingdom which start at 7am. How early is Transportation & what time should we plan on being ready for the bus? Thanks!

    Hi Lisa! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Are you over-the-moon excited for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation next month? I bet you are! You are visiting at such a fun time of year with so many magical spring activities going on. As I sit bundled up in my sweater, I can't help but let my mind daydream about warmer weather and tasty treats at events like the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival!

    The complimentary Disney Resort hotel bus transportation begins 45 minutes prior to park opening, so you are looking at about 6:15 a.m. for a 7 a.m. opening at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Personally, I like to be at the theme park as early as possible, ready to take advantage of every second of Extra Magic Hours. I would make my way to the bus stop at 6 a.m. to wait for the first bus to come. Since the opening of Pandora - The World of Avatar, Disney's Animal Kingdom has been extra popular, and with it being a holiday weekend with Extra Magic Hours, there's a good chance a lot of people are going to be doing the same thing as you. The earlier you get there, the more time you'll have to enjoy a less-crowded theme park!

    Enjoy your upcoming vacation, Lisa! Please visit us again with any other questions you may have!


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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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