Bus at Bus Stop location at resort
  • On Nov 7, 2016
    Stephanie from MA Asked

    We are staying at the Art of Animation how often does the magical express depart and how long does it take to get to the parks?

    Hey, Stephanie!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Your trip is less than a month away and you will love the holiday magic at the place "where dreams come true."

    Let's define a few services first:

    Disney's Magical Express is the complimentary airport bus service available to all Guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Depending on the time of day, numbers of visiting Guests and the Disney Resort hotel destination, the wait time for a bus to depart from Orlando International Airport is anywhere from 0-30 minutes.

    The Walt Disney World Bus Service carries any Guest regardless of where they are staying to any destination at Walt Disney World Resort. Even Guests staying off property may take advantage of this service.

    To get to the theme parks from Disney's Art of Animation Resort you should budget:

    Magic Kingdom Park - 22 minutes
    Epcot - 15 minutes
    Disney's Hollywood Studios - 15 minutes
    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park - 20 minutes

    Please note that the Walt Disney World Bus Service runs buses about every 20 minutes so it could take 40 minutes to get to Magic Kingdom Park with the wait.

    Disney's official recommendation is to budget 90 minutes when traveling within Walt Disney World Resort.

    Disney Dad Tip: The "Get Directions" feature on the My Disney Experience Mobile App is perfect for finding the travel time and the directions between Walt Disney World Resort locations.

    Stephanie, enjoy making many Magical Memories at Walt Disney World Resort!

    Jason °O°
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found all over the "Most Magical Place on Earth" and have “yEARS” of knowledge! I am so excited to share my pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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