• On Jun 30, 2018
    Kymberlye from TN 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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    We are coming in town to purchase the tickets from Shades of Green. Does anyone know how far that is from the actual entrance of the park? This is a surprise to the children of the military family so we are trying to hide the park as long as possible!!

    Hi Kymberlye!

    Every time we drive into the Walt Disney World Resort I get so excited, and I always have to take a picture of the Walt Disney World sign to commemorate the beginning of a magical adventure!

    Because Shades of Green is located on the Walt Disney World Resort property roughly eight miles from one of the main entrances, and most of the entrances to the Walt Disney World Resort do have signs, it may be difficult to hide your destination.  If you can make it past the entrance without them noticing, and they aren't paying attention to all of the street signs, you may be able to keep it a secret until you're almost there!

    To get to Shades of Green, you will also have to drive right by the entrance to the parking lots for Magic Kingdom Park, which has a large sign.  You will then drive by the Transportation and Ticket Center (where you can catch the Monorail or Ferryboat over to Magic Kingdom Park) and Disney's Polynesian Village Resort before finally arriving at Shades of Green.  Because Shades of Green is located so close to the Transportation and Ticket Center and Magic Kingdom Park (less than a mile), if they do figure out where they are going, they won't have to wait very long to get to their magical destination!

    Because there are so many signs and things to see throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, if you want to reveal the surprise all at one time, I might suggest doing it before entering the Walt Disney World Resort, or maybe even bringing their attention to the sign as you enter the resort!  The entrance closest to Disney Springs is across the street from a parking lot where you can get some great pictures!  No matter how they find out, I am sure they will be ecstatic about their pixie-dusted surprise vacation!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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