• On Apr 29, 2018
    Kimberly 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! what is the best option for parking when using a park hopper without staying at a disney hotel?

    Hi there, Kimberly! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I think your best bet when visiting Walt Disney World with a park hopper ticket is to begin your day at the theme park you wish to be at when the day ends. In my case, I would choose the park that ended later to be the park in which you close out your day.

    You can check theme park hours, and head right to the parking lot of the park you think you might want to be in when your day is done. Then use Disney resort transportation to take you to the park you want to begin your day in. Depending on which parks you are doing, this may mean a trip to a resort or to the transportation and ticket center, where you can get a bus to any of the other Disney properties. If you start at the Magic Kingdom theme park and end at Epcot, you can use the monorail.

    The advantage to this is that you do the hardest part in the morning, when you are fresh and ready to hit the ground running. Then at the end of the day, when you're tired and ready to head home, your car will be waiting for you at the parking lot of the park where you are ending your day. No transportation hassles required.

    Wishing you a wonderful visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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