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How to Get From Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom | Explained

Knowing how to travel from each Disney park to the other can get a bit overwhelming for new visitors.

In this page, we'll go over the best ways of how to get from Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom.

    How to Get From Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom

    The best way to get from Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom is by using the Disney buses.

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    The Disney buses are complimentary for all guests, which means that they are free of charge, even if you don't stay at a Disney hotel.

    Where Can I Find the Disney Buses?

    When you are exiting the Animal Kingdom park through the main entrance, they will be located on your right-hand side.

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    How Do The Buses Work?

    There will be a giant sign that contains the different Disney resorts, and other theme parks (like Magic Kingdom), and each one will be assigned a number.

    You'll simply find the number assigned to Magic Kingdom, and then you can head to that stop and wait for the bus to arrive.

    Something to be aware of is Disney buses come around every 20 minutes, so if the bus is not there when you get there, chances are that you'll have to wait a few minutes until the next one shows up.

    Many guests forget to factor this into their itinerary for the day.


    At an additional cost, visitors can take the Minnie Van Service where the drivers are actually Disney Cast Members.

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    The Minnie Van Service is a Disney-themed car that can take guests in style (and comfort) to a Disney park.

    Each vehicle accommodates up to 6 Guests.

    Guests will simply use the Lyft app to schedule their rides as they normally would.

    However, they will select 'Minnie Van Service' over the other options (Lyft, Lyft XL, etc).

    How it Works 

    To request a ride through the Lyft app:

    • Open the app and select your Walt Disney World destination
    • Confirm your pick-up location and tap “Select Minnie Van”; if Minnie Van service is not the default vehicle type displayed, you will need to swipe through your vehicle options until Minnie Van service is displayed
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    • The app will display a map tracking the vehicle en route—along with an identifying vehicle number to help you spot your car

    Hours of Operation
    Minnie Van service operates from 6:30 AM to 12:30 AM daily. Hours of operation are subject to change.

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