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  • On Nov 28, 2012
    Kenneth Asked

    What is the travel time from the Art of Animation Resort to Downtown Disney? Is it preferable to drive and park or take the bus?

    Hi there, Kenneth!

    As the odometer turns, Downtown Disney is approximately 2.9 miles away from Disney's Art of Animation Resort.

    If you're traveling by bus, figure around 20 minutes in on-road travel time. This does not factor in wait times for the bus, which can obviously vary.

    While I am grateful for Disney's complimentary transportation, and have used it multiple times in the past, I am a strong advocate for driving if you have a car available. The car gives you freedom that the motorcoaches simply don't provide, and the amount of travel time is often cut considerably. The car means that if you're tired, you leave; you don't wait for a motorcoach.

    That said, either option is fine, provided you plan enough time in your travel day to accommodate waits and parking.

    Have a wonderful time!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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