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  • On May 16, 2023
    Megan from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I was wondering if the bus transportation begins 45 minutes prior to early entry or at normal park entry time. In addition, how long would it take to get to Animal Kingdom from the All-Star Movie Resort via the bus system?

    Megan! I’m so glad to hear that you are going to take full advantage of one of the best perks of staying at a hotel in the Disney Resorts Collection! The Early Theme Park Entry benefit allows Guests to get a jump on their Disney Day a full 30 minutes earlier than Guests not staying at a Disney Resort Hotel! You’ll be amazed at what you can get done during that time!

    Disney Transportation will begin in plenty of time to get you to your desired Disney Park for the Early Theme Park Entry benefit. That is typically 45 minutes prior to the early opening time, but I recommend arriving at your transportation location as early as 60 minutes prior to the early opening time for the park. I also recommend checking with the front desk at the resort to ask what time they recommend you arrive at the bus pick-up location for the early entry benefit.

    You’ve selected a great resort! You can expect an approximate 10-to-15-minute bus ride from the glitz of Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort to the majestic Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park!

    Megan, I’m wondering if you’ve been getting planning advice from my wise friend Rafiki! Taking advantage of the Early Theme Park Entry benefit at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park is particularly smart since the park regularly opens earlier than any of the other parks at the Walt Disney World Resort! If you can get there early enough, you’ll find a very light crowd throughout the park!

    Happy Planning!


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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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