This makes sense as it keeps people on property longer, but does it mean DAK will always have short hours? Does it mean DTD will start charging for parking?
I'm guessing a lot of the feedback about the need for park to DTD transit is from people wanting the free parking.
Test Bus Route Goes Direct from Disneyâ€™s Animal Kingdom to Downtown Disney Â« Disney Parks Blog
If you haven’t heard, we’re now testing an experimental bus route between Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Downtown Disney to add convenience to your Walt Disney World Resort visit.
Direct service from Disney’s Animal Kingdom to Downtown Disney West Side is now happening daily. The buses run from 3 p.m. – 1 a.m.*, each day.
As regular Disney Parks Blog readers know, we’re always trying new things here at Disney Parks. And this latest test was actually started after some guests shared feedback asking for direct bus transportation from Disney Parks to Downtown Disney. Given the typically earlier closing time of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, that park seemed like a natural fit.
The experimental bus route between Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Downtown Disney is currently running until October 31, 2013.