Effective now, all Guests staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge who wish to go to Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park will have to transfer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park (the park's bus stop is where the majority of Disney resort Guests have to transfer when going to the water park, with the exception of Disney's All-Star Resorts and the nearby Coronado Springs Resort). There will no longer be a direct bus from Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge to Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park.
Wow. Not only does create an extra step for guests staying at this Deluxe property, but it creates confusion by having an exception in an otherwise consistent service. Perhaps they should just replace all the buses with gondolas? ;-)