WDW Transportation
  • On Jan 3, 2018
    Ann from RI Asked

    A few questions about how long it takes to get around... 1) How long is the Magical Express bus ride from Orlando airport to Art of Animation Resort? 2) How long does it typically take to get to (and return from) each park, from Art of Animation? Thanks!

    Hi Ann!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Disney's Art of Animation Resort, in my opinion, is one of the best themed resorts on property. The whimsical designs are so much fun, and it's easy to imagine that you've entered into the actual classic Disney film depicted in each area.

    All times I give you are approximate. Travel time can vary greatly depending on traffic and other circumstances.
    From the Orlando International Airport, Disney's Magical Express buses usually take between 40-60 minutes driving time. Obviously, if you arrive during rush hour or there has been a wreck, it could be significantly longer.

    As a general rule, I give myself at least one hour of travel time from a resort to a park (and vice versa). This includes waiting for the bus to arrive, loading time (sometimes that takes a bit longer if it's a wheelchair accessible bus being utilized) and actual travel time to the park.  The closest park is Disney's Hollywood Studios, followed by Disney's Animal Kingdom, Epcot and then Magic Kingdom Park. Actual driving time should be between 10-15 minutes for each one.

    I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions and have a magical vacation!
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