Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Nov 29, 2011
    Van from MA Asked

    We will be staying in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I was wondering how long will it take to Magic Kingdom and what is the best route to take? Thanks!

    Welcome to the Moms Panel Van! We're super glad you're hEAR!

    I love that you are planning ahead. It makes the trip go so much more smoothly once you arrive.

    You can take a Disney bus from the Animal Kingdom Lodge directly to the Magic Kingdom.  Travel time is approximately 20 - 25 minutes. Keep in mind that you'll also need to budget in time to wait on the bus (typically 20 minutes at the most).

    There are a few unofficial Disney sites that I've seen provide directions & travel time between Disney properties. One that I've found to be very helpful is Once you reach their site, click on Transportation Wizard in the top right corner of their homepage.

    From there it will give you a drop down menu of where you're traveling from and your destination. Sometimes the options they list aren't the only options but it will give a really good point of reference to get started.

    If you are not renting a car and relying solely on Disney transportation, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time for any Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) or any other reservations. If you see that you are running a bit behind & your ADR isn't located near you, taking a taxi may be a good option.

    Once you're on property, you can always confirm with the concierge at your resort that your plan of action is the most current and will get you there in a timely manner.

    Let us know if you have additional questions during your planning. Its a pleasure to assist you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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