How to Get From Magic Kingdom 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 Magic Kingdom to Animal Kingdom.

How to Get From Magic Kingdom to Animal Kingdom

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How to Get From Magic Kingdom to Animal Kingdom

The best way to get from Magic Kingdom to Animal Kingdom is by taking a Disney Bus. Disney buses allow visitors to travel in comfort (and AC) as they transition from one park to the other. Disney buses are complimentary for all guests, you don't need to be staying at a Disney resort to use them.

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Disney Bus to Animal Kingdom

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.

Where Are the Buses?

When you're leaving the park through the main gates, the Disney bus stops can be found on your left hand side.

After you board the bus, the buses will drop you off right next to Animal Kingdom's main entrance.

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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At an additional cost, you can request a ride sharing service to pick you and your party up and transport you over to the next park.

Some visitors would rather do this, than have to deal with some of the stops that buses will have.

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.

Minnie Van Service to Animal Kingdom

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 

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
  • 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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