• On Feb 1, 2023
    Patti from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am the driver for my group. 1 day we will all start at EPCOT and some will stay for Harmonious but I will hop to HS for Fantasmic. Where should park in the morning? Should I drive to switch parks? Will I be able to get back to pick them up?

    Welcome to planDisney, Patti! Thanks for swinging by with your question today. Transportation at Walt Disney World Resort is pretty robust, so there are quite a few different ways that you'll be able to get back and forth between EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios when you visit and I'm happy to chat with you about all of your options!

    Firstly, you can drive your car between the two Theme Parks. I would recommend parking at EPCOT if that's where you're planning on starting and then driving to Disney's Hollywood Studios when you're ready to head there. There is plenty of parking, so you should not have trouble getting a spot in any of the available lots. The showtime for Fantasmic! is about an hour before Harmonious, so you also won't have any issues getting back to pick up your group.

    You could also hop on board the Disney Skyliner to ride between the two Theme Parks! This is the quickest method, and probably what I would choose to do. You can park your car at EPCOT in the morning, and then take a gondola over to Disney's Hollywood Studios when you're ready to park hop. The Disney Skyliner station is located at the International Gateway entrance of EPCOT between the United Kingdom and France pavilions and it will be continuously running throughout the day. 

    If you want a relaxing scenic ride, you also have the option to take a Friendship Boat between the two Theme Parks. If I'm not in a rush, this is my favorite form of transportation to take. You'll get to cruise a beautiful waterway, get a great glimpse of the Resort Hotels around Crescent Lake, and be dropped off right in front of the entrance to Disney's Hollywood Studios. The boat launch is also located just outside the International Gateway entrance to EPCOT, right across from the Disney Skyliner station.

    Finally, you have the option to walk if it suits you! EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios are connected by a pedestrian footpath, so you can take a leisurely stroll between the two. The walk takes about 20 minutes, and it's a lovely option for a sunny day or cool evening.

    I hope this answers your question, Patti, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation!

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I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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