• On Aug 27, 2013
    Andrea 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.

    Is there a travel estimate guide for how long it takes to get from your resort to various Disney locations? We are staying at AOA Sept 21-29 and need to know how long it takes to get from resort to each park and contemporary resort.

    Hi there, Andrea!

    I don't know of a travel estimate guide, but I use the Transportation Wizard on a site called If you visit the site, you'll see a button on the top right-hand corner of the homepage that will take you right to their Transportation Wizard. On that page, you can select where you are and where you want to go from drop down menus. It will give you several modes of transportation along with the approximate time each option will take. I have it bookmarked on my cellphone as it's a really useful tool!

    I went in and calculated the travel times from Disney's Art of Animation Resort [AoA] to each of the Theme Parks as well as to Disney's Contemporary Resort and here is what I found:

    • AoA to Magic Kingdom Park via bus - 22 minutes
    • AoA to Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park via bus - 20 minutes
    • AoA to Disney's Hollywood Studios® via bus - 15 minutes
    • AoA to Epcot® via bus - 15 minutes
    • AoA to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park via bus - 19 minutes
    • AoA to Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park via bus - 13 minutes
    • AoA to Disney's Contemporary Resort via bus to Magic Kingdom Park then monorail to Contemporary - 40 minutes

    Please note that the times listed above are strictly travel time only and do not include waiting for transportation or the time it will take you to walk from the bus stop to the front entrance. I always recommend allowing an hour and a half for transportation anywhere you go within the Walt Disney World Resort.

    I sure hope this helps! Thanks for sending your question in, Andrea, and please let us know if you have any additional questions we can help you with!

    Wishing you a Pixie Dusted vacation!

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