• On Aug 28, 2016
    Alicia from CA 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.

    I'm disabled and Mom's in ECV. Full day at Epcot WS and 8:15pm Candlelight. Plan to park at HS and take Friendship Boat to Inl Gateway in the morning. HS closes at 7:00 pm that day. Does HS parking stay open 24 hours? If not, other alternatives?

    Hello, Alicia!

    Thank you for asking us a question! When you plan your day, it is best to park in the lot at the theme park you intend to be in at closing. In your case, you will be in Epcot, so I suggest you park there. Although on a map it may seem convenient to park at Disney's Hollywood Studios, I don't think you will be saving time or steps. In fact, it is possible that Friendship Boats will not be running back to that area after that park closes for the day. Therefore, after your full day at Epcot, you may find yourselves taking the walking path between Disney's Boardwalk Resort and Hollywood Studios to access your car. I would skip parking there and park in the main lot at Epcot. 

    After the Candlelight Processional, you can make your way to the main Epcot entrance and be in your car in no time. Keep in mind that Disability Parking Lots are located a short distance from the main entrance, and those with a valid disability parking permit are welcome to park there. 

    I hope this helps, and you enjoy your day at Epcot.

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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