• On Feb 18, 2018
    Natasha from qld Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, We're wanting to stay at either the All Star Movies or the Art Of Animation. What is transport like to and from all the other parks? is it easy to get a bus and how long would that take do you think and do they run on the hour?

    Hi Natasha,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I love that you are mapping out your transportation prior to your trip.

    When I last stayed at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, transportation was super easy and buses came fairly frequently. I never waited more than 15 minutes for a bus although the Walt Disney World® Bus Service guide estimates that buses run about every 20 minutes. 

    Each resort has designated bus stops which are easy to identify and access. Returning from the parks can take a little longer depending on crowds. If you leave a park at park closing or directly after a nighttime show, you may have to wait longer because the lines for the buses are typically much longer at those times.

    If you have not done so already download the My Disney Experience Mobile App. The app has a "Get Directions" feature that will allow you to see estimated transit times between locations. If, for example, you needed estimated transit time from Disney's All-Star Movies Resort Hotel to Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, click on the app, then click on the menu icon in the bottom right-hand corner. From there, select resort hotels at the top of your screen, then use the search feature to type in the name of your resort hotel. Then, click on "Get Directions" and enter your destination. When I just checked, the app estimated transit time at 30 minutes.

    Natasha, we always rely on Disney transportation because we typically fly. We have found Disney transportation to be reliable. Just give yourself plenty of time to account for crowds and traffic. I suggest that you always allot at least one hour and a half to get from your resort hotel to a dining reservation or Fast Pass+ selection.

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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