• On Sep 8, 2016
    Michelle from TN 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 visiting at Thanksgiving this year with our four-year old son and staying at AoA. I know they have direct buses to each park but how does transportation to other resorts or Disney Springs work? Thanks!

    Hi Michelle,

    Thank you for visiting us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your planning questions. It is our goal to assist other guests get the most magic out of their Walt Disney World vacations. I am so excited for you to be traveling during the Thanksgiving break. You will love all the special holiday touches that await you.

    Resort transportation can be confusing at first, so I hope to give you a little more insight to make it more manageable and not quite as daunting. You are correct, the bus transportation from Disney's Art of Animation Resort will be available directly to the four theme parks, as well as Disney Springs and the water parks (if open). However, transportation between resorts will require a transfer at either another theme park or Disney Springs. In this case, you will want to allow about an hour to go from resort to resort to allow for traffic, transfer, and possible waiting time between buses. Buses generally begin operating daily one hour prior to park opening time and continue until one hour past the park closing time. In addition, bus transportation will continue to run to and from Disney Springs until 2am. 

    I hope this clarifies the topic for you. Enjoy making wonderful memories to last a lifetime.
    ~Allison L 
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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