• On Jun 22, 2019
    Lisa from Beds Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there anywhere you can drop off an pick up in the parks? If so, where are they located?

    Hi Lisa!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Yes! It is absolutely possible to drop off and pick up Guests at all the Walt Disney World theme parks, without having to park and be charged for parking.  Just drive to the park entrance (as if you were heading for the parking lots) but tell the Cast Member on the gate that you are dropping off/collecting your family or friends. They will direct you to a special drop-off/pick-up zone close to the park entrance, which is within easy walking distance of the entrance.  This applies for Guests visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Disney's Animal Kingdom Park.  Parking is free to all Guests visiting the water parks - Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Disney's Blizzard Beach - you would just advise a parking attendant that you are dropping some guests off, and they will show you where to park.  The only difference is when you are visiting Magic Kingdom Park.  All cars (with the exception of the Minnie Van Service) are required to drop off/collect passengers at the Transportation and Ticket Center, where park guests will then take the Ferryboat or the Monorail to the entrance of Magic Kingdom Park.  It is worth noting that for all Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel,  Disney Transportation is available to take you directly from the Resort hotels to the theme parks - boats, buses and monorails, depending on each Resort hotel's location - and if you are visiting Magic Kingdom Park, they will take you right up to the entrance of the park. 

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions.  We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World, and keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest official news and updates on events that may be happening during your stay.

    ~ Sue
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of the 2012 Walt Disney World Moms Panel. I love visiting Walt Disney World and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Susan

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