Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jun 17, 2009
    Gail from FL Asked

    Hi visitng for the 1st time with my family in Oct. Can u tell me how long it is to get to downtown disney from AKL by bus? I am looking for something to do the afternoon we arrive. It will be along day, up since 4am & have two young kids 6 & 4

    Hi Gail!

         Downtown Disney is one of our all time favorite ways to kick off our Disney Vacation!  You can count on the bus ride from the Animal Kingdom Lodge to take around 30 minutes.  I bet that your kids would love the larger than life stores and restaurants that populate Downtown Disney.  Two of our favorite eateries here are the Rainforest Cafe and the T-Rex cafe, both table service restaurants.  If you are looking for a quick bite, we LOVE Earl of Sandwich.  You can't leave this area without checking out the World of Disney Store - good luck leaving without buying a couple of souvenirs!    Finally, we always wrap up the night letting the kids play in the Lego building area; however, be warned that they may not want to leave.  Be sure to get a great night's sleep and have a fabulous trip!  

    Much pixie dust,

    Jackie S.
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Louisiana

Yes, I'm the one behind you in the grocery store checkout line. You know, the one that lets you know why you simply HAVE to stay on property and laughs when you say that you are going to visit Disney World AND Epcot... Yes, that crazy lady is me! Learn More About Jackie

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