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How to Get From Hollywood Studios to Animal 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 Hollywood Studios to Animal Kingdom.

How to Get From Hollywood Studios to Animal Kingdom

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How to Get From Hollywood Studios to Animal Kingdom

The best way to travel from Hollywood Studios to Animal Kingdom is by using the Disney bus service. The reason for this is that Animal Kingdom is located much further away than all of the other Disney parks, which means other services such as the monorail, and ferry don't currently go to Animal Kingdom.

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Something else 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.

Where Can I Find the Buses?

When you are heading out of the main entrance of the park towards the gate, you will see numbered bus stops on your left-hand side.

Above the numbers, it will state where that particular bus goes.

When you have found the bus that says Disney's Animal Kingdom, you can wait at that numbered bus stop.

For reference, in the past that load number (to Animal Kingdom) has been 27, but they can change periodically.

Minnie Van Service

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 to a Disney park in style (and comfort).

Each vehicle accommodates up to 6 Guests.

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

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

How it Works:

  1. Open the Lyft App - Set your pick-up location as Hollywood Studios, and select Minnie Van Service
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  2. Set your drop-off location as Animal Kingdom
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  3.  Observe the Minnie Van Service vehicles around the area, and select it
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  4. Wait for your Minnie Van to pick you up.

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

Ride Sharing Services

If you are traveling with a smaller number of people, or you don't want to deal with waiting for buses, ride sharing services may be a great fit.

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You'll simply download a ride sharing service app such as Uber or Lyft, and you'll be able to call for a car immediately, or even schedule hours (or days) ahead for pick up.

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