Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jul 14, 2010
    Kathleen from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Andi. Thanks for your help on a previous ?. We are now wondering if it is better to drive to the parks or take WDW buses. We will leave the parks every day for naps (2 sons ages 8yrs and 22 months) and on 9/27 we are going to MK after 715am ADR at CM.

    Hi, Kathleen! Welcome back to the Moms Panel, and thanks for your question! If you are staying at a Disney resort, it is best (in my opinion) to drive your car to Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom -- if you're not staying in one of those resort areas. It's always best to take Disney transportation (monorail, bus or boat) to the Magic Kingdom simply for the fact that the parking lot is located so far away from the park.

    If you're not staying at The Contemporary, you can drive your car to its parking lot and park there during your breakfast. However, you will need to move your car after breakfast since that lot is closely monitored and your parking permit will indicate your time and reason for visit. (I'm so sorry that that's not good news for you!)

    A bright spot I can offer you is to call AAA to inquire of their parking passes.  You won't pay for regular parking since you're a Disney resort guest, and it's really worth the extra cost to park closely to the gates. You'll love every penny you paid when you're walking to your car at nap time! Also, on the morning of your breakfast, I would consider walking (10-15 minutes) to the MK from The Contemporary with your boys and asking another adult in your traveling party to park the car at the Ticket & Transportation Center (MK parking) and meet you inside the MK gate.

    We always enjoy having our car available to us while at WDW -- not only to drive back and forth to the parks but to the other resort areas and to travel to stores off property, too. I hope this helps you plan. Please feel free to write back should you think of anything else. I'd love to help! Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation!
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