• On Nov 14, 2017
    Ken from IL 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.

    Finalizing our holiday trip to Disney World and booked an Illuminations cruise. Wondering how to get back to car in Epcot lot afterwards? Should I move the car to different location to board the cruise or are we allowed to enter Epcot to walk to lot?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Ken! 

    You're going to love the IllumiNations Fireworks Cruise experience. I have had the opportunity to enjoy this unique "Enchanted Extra" myself, so I am excited to offer you my advice as you charter a new course while vacationing. 

    If you will have access to a personal vehicle for your day at Epcot, I highly recommend driving over to Disney's Yacht Club Resort and parking there. You will depart from the Yacht Club Marina and enjoy a leisurely sailing down the canal to Disney's Hollywood Studios, and then back through Crescent Lake before docking in World Showcase Lagoon for the show, which will include a special holiday finale! You will then enjoy the rest of your sailing back to the Marina.

    By the time you make it back, on foot, to the International Gateway Entrance, Epcot will have long-closed and will not permit guests to renter the park - even if you're just wanting to walk through to access the main parking lot. If you're already parked at the Yacht Club Resort, you won't have anything to worry about.

    While you are visiting Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort Area, stop by the lobbies of these two beautiful resorts and enjoy their holiday decorations. The Yacht Club boosts a beautiful central tree and train set, and the Beach Club offers an incredible, almost life-sized Carousel made entirely of Gingerbread. Walt Disney World® Resort hotels really do rival the theme parks with their holiday decor. You might also find a special friend greeting guests in the lobby for holiday photo opportunities! 

    I hope this is helpful in planning your day, Ken! Please do not hesitate to let me know if you should have any additional questions. I am here to help!

    Wishing you magical merriment and a festive voyage,

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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