• On Oct 12, 2021
    Caroline from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the best way if you are driving for one day to Disney World to get around, I want to visit Animal Kingdom, Epcot (maybe), & Magic Kingdom. Thank you

    Hi, Caroline! Thank you so much for stopping by to see us here at planDisney! 

    We're locals and Annual Passholders in my family, so we're always driving to the Walt Disney World Resort. Plus, we usually do a little park hopping, too! Here's what I'd do to plan your practically perfect day at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    It looks like your epic Disney day will be on October 16, so the first thing to do is check the park hours for that day. I think your plan to start at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park is a great idea, since it's the earliest to open and the earliest to close. I'd go ahead and drive to Disney's Animal Kingdom Park and enjoy your morning there (remember you'll need to make a Disney Park Pass theme park reservation for that park first). Then, just before park hopping opens at 2 p.m., I'd drive to the Transportation and Ticket Center lot that serves the Magic Kingdom Park and park your car there. If you decide to go to EPCOT at that point, go ahead and leave your car at the Transportation and Ticket Center lot and hop aboard the monorail to EPCOT. That way, after you've returned to the Magic Kingdom and spent some time enjoying all the magical things to do there, you can just head out to the parking lot and hop right in your car to end the day. Trust me, it feels so good to just get right to your car when you've spent a long day in the theme parks!

    And the best part? Once you've paid for parking at your first theme park, you're covered for the whole day! So don't worry about moving your car to the next park - it won't cost you a penny extra.

    Caroline, one of my favorite resources at the Walt Disney World Resort is the transportation Cast Members. If you find yourself unsure of where to go or what to do next, seek out someone in the gray transportation costume. They're truly the experts when it comes to getting around the World!

    I'm so excited for your adventure to begin! I hope you have an amazing day exploring the theme parks, and that you'll come see us again if you have any more questions!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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