• On Jul 26, 2016
    Valerie from MI Asked

    We are taking the Magic Express from the airport. We are arriving at 1:00. How long will it take for us to get the Animal Kingdom Lodge? Also, I read some place that you can walk to AK park from the lodge. Is this true?

    Hi Valerie!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I think you will love staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. My husband and I enjoyed a visit here last year and we really loved the hotel's beautiful atmosphere, wonderful food, friendly Cast Members and fantastic recreational activities! Disney's Magical Express generally takes 60-90 minutes to get from Orlando International Airport to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Depending on the day and time you arrive, the amount of time you need to wait for your bus to board all of its passengers prior to departing and the number of stops you will need to make on your way to your hotel, your time on the bus can vary. For my family vacations, I always plan for our trip to take 90 minutes so we don't feel rushed during our ride.

    Unfortunately, you will not be able to walk from Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge to Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. You will need to take a quick bus ride using complimentary resort transportation to get to all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. However, you will be able to enjoy African wildlife right from your hotel! I loved venturing out onto the trails to see the giraffes, zebra, flamingos, birds and the other wildlife on the savanna. Our room even had a balcony overlooking the savannah and there is nothing like enjoying  your morning cup of coffee while you watch giraffes right outside your room!

    Please let us know if you have any other questions as you continue to plan your trip! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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