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How to Get to Animal Kingdom From Disney Springs | Explained

Knowing how to travel from each Disney property 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 Disney Springs to Animal Kingdom.

      How to Get From Disney Springs to Animal Kingdom

      The best free way to get from Disney Springs to Animal Kingdom is by walking to Saratoga Springs, and then catching a Disney bus directly to Animal Kingdom.

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      The walk is about 15 minutes long (0.8 miles), and you'll walk alongside a beautiful view. 

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      Visitors will simply walk on the sidewalk throughout the entire path to Saratoga Springs.

      Saratoga Springs Bus to Animal Kingdom

      After you've arrived at Saratoga Springs, you can catch the bus directly to Animal Kingdom.

      You do not have to stay at the resort to be able to ride the bus.

      This is a common route that many Disney Springs guests use to make their way to Animal Kingdom.

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      Disney Bus to a Resort

      Another option is taking a Disney bus back to a Disney resort, then hopping on another Disney bus headed to Animal Kingdom. 

      1. Hop in a Disney Bus Going to a Disney Resort
      2. Once You Arrive at the Resort, Exit the Bus
      3. Find the Disney Bus Going to Animal Kingdom
      4. Arrive at Animal Kingdom

      Currently, no buses from Disney Springs go to Disney theme parks.

      Due to needing to arrive at a resort, before heading to Animal Kingdom, this process will take around an hour in total.

      Ride Sharing Services

      If you're not in the mood to share, and would rather be in a vehicle with the people that you came to the park with, ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are always available.

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      Pick Up Spot

      There are two pick-up spots available:

      • The old bus loop at the Marketplace
      • The surface parking lot on the West Side

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