Boardwalk Resort Pool
  • On Oct 14, 2022
    Alice from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I’m going to Epcot for the day and wanted to stop by AbracadaBar via the International Gateway. If I park at Epcot, is there a way for me to get back to the parking lot after the park closes from the Boardwalk? I want to avoid paying parking twice.


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Unfortunately no, you cannot get back from the BoardWalk to the EPCOT parking lot via the theme park after it has closed for the evening. There is no easy alternate walking route, but I do have a suggestion of your next best plan.

    Step 1: In the morning, instead of parking at EPCOT, go instead to Disney's Hollywood Studios and leave your car there. Then just use the Disney Skyliner to soar to your EPCOT adventures!

    Step 2: After leaving EPCOT for the day, and going to AbracadaBar to delight in their magical concoctions, head home by soaring back to your car on the Skyliner.

    The Skyliner does not run 24 hours a day. You still have to consider when you would need to leave the BoardWalk to get back to your car before Disney Resort transportation concludes for the evening. Using today's operating times as an example, the AbracadaBar closes at Midnight. But both EPCOT and Hollywood Studios both close at 9 pm. So that Skyliner tentatively would stop running around 10.

    If you are OK with leaving by 9:45-ish, this plan will work. Otherwise, my suggestion is to simply move your car from EPCOT to the BoardWalk and let the front area staff know that you are planning on visiting the lounges along the BoardWalk. Because it is clear that you are not parking there to avoid paying the parking fee for a visit to a theme park, they may let you pass. No promises, but magic does happen at Walt Disney World!

    Please feel free to send me any follow-up questions directly.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

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