Ever wanted to spend the day exploring the wild world of Disney’s Animal Kingdom but still have time to explore the many magical lands of Disney’s Magic Kingdom? Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom are two of the most incredible Walt Disney World Resort parks, both offering wonderful experiences for all the family to enjoy. Why would you not want to fill one day with magic from both theme parks? Well, you’re in luck!
Walt Disney World Resort offers guests the option to purchase a park hopper ticket that not only allows you entry to one of Walt Disney World’s four wonderful theme parks but to each and every one of them. That’s right, access to all four incredible theme parks whenever you want, what better way to have a fantastic Disney World vacation?
If you’re feeling super ambitious you may want to take part in the ‘4 Parks: 1 Day’ challenge, which was invented by Disney Park fanatics. But, travelling to four theme parks in one day can be a little tiring!
So, let’s start small and get your park hopping skills perfected. This article will fill you in on all the ways, and the fastest way, that you can travel across Walt Disney World, Florida, USA from Animal Kingdom to Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
- Getting from Animal Kingdom to the Magic Kingdom: Your Options
- Transportation and Ticket Centre to the Magic Kingdom: Your Options
- Fastest Way to get from Animal Kingdom to the Magic Kingdom: Revealed
Getting from Animal Kingdom to the Magic Kingdom: Your Options
So, you’re wanting to travel between the Animal Kingdom theme park and the Magic Kingdom theme park? You’ve got three options, two of them being Disney transportation that is offered by the Walt Disney Company themselves. Have a read and take your pick!
By Walt Disney World Bus Service
One of Walt Disney World’s best transportation options is the Disney Bus Transportation service. The Walt Disney World bus service is one of the most popular and fastest transportation options in the Walt Disney World Resort, running from resort hotels and in between theme parks.
Just head out of the Animal Kingdom theme park toward the car park, there you will find the Disney Transportation bus stops. There, board one of the many departing buses, you’ll be wanting to board the Magic Kingdom bus! This will take you to the Transportation and Ticket Center and the journey to the Magic Kingdom will continue! The buses come around every twenty minutes and the journey takes around fifteen to twenty minutes.
By Walt Disney World ‘Minnie Van’ Service
Disney’s ‘Minnie Van’ service is a Disney Transportation option offered by Walt Disney World resort. Essentially, this option is a taxi or ‘Lyft’ ride, but the vehicles are restricted to the Walt Disney World Resort area – making it easier to get a trip approved quickly.
Simply download the ‘Lyft’ app, select your starting point (Animal Kingdom) and destination (Magic Kingdom) within the Walt Disney World Resort and select the vehicle option ‘Minnie Van’.
Vehicles are usually only a few minutes away but bear in mind that a taxi fee will be incurred.
The Magic Kingdom theme park is around six miles from the Animal Kingdom theme park, making the drive from one theme park car park to the other only around 10 minutes. So, hiring a car is always an option. Of course, then you will need to consider the price of hiring a car in Orlando, Florida if you have not been able to bring your own whilst visiting Walt Disney World Resort.
Park hopping with a car has its benefits. Although incurring a daily fee, purchasing a parking permit at one of the four Walt Disney World theme parks will allow you to park at any of the four for the entirety of the day! So, park hopping and experiencing more than one wonderful Walt Disney World theme park in one day won’t cost you any extra!
Plus, if you’re a guest at one of the many Disney resorts, parking at one of the four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks won’t cost you anything at all!
Transportation and Ticket Centre to the Magic Kingdom: Your Options
As mentioned above, once you arrive at the Transportation and Ticket Center you will have two options to continue your journey to the Magic Kingdom. This is because the wonderful land of Disney’s Magic Kingdom is located on an island.
By Magic Kingdom Ferry Boat
Option one takes a little longer than the second but is well worth the wait. Disney Water Transportation!
The Magic Kingdom operates ferry boats, or ‘Water Taxis’, that travel to and from the Transportation and Ticket Center to the Magic Kingdom Park entrance. It is an incredible experience watching the infamous Cinderella Castle come into view as you sail across the water, Disney anthems playing throughout the ferry boat and excited people eagerly awaiting the arrival.
The trip is very short, and boats run every 15-30 minutes.
By Magic Kingdom Monorail
Option two is to take another Disney Monorail trip.
This trip will be from the Transportation and Ticket Center to the Magic Kingdom park.
Fastest Way to get from Animal Kingdom to the Magic Kingdom: Revealed
So, what is the fastest way to travel from Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom, so you can make the very most of your park hopper ticket during your Disney World trip?
For this park hop, all three of the options take around the same length of time. So, the choice is yours! If we’re being technical, car hire or ‘Minnie Van’ will reduce your journey time by five minutes, but the ease of using the Walt Disney World bus service can outride this pro – pardon the pun.
So, make your choice and get ready to park hop. You’ll be there in no time! As if by magic!
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