• On Oct 29, 2017
    Regina from GA 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 planning to drive to the theme parks, yet considering Disney's 🚣 boat and 🚝 monorail to park hop. Are parking lots closed off after certain hours? Also, what's generally the latest water taxi times?

    Hello Regina and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel where it's our absolute pleasure to assist you with your plans to visit the magic of Walt Disney World Resort. 
    It certainly sounds like you've already made some great plans for your upcoming Disney trip and I would say that utilising the Disney Theme Park Parking lots is a super smart idea and as I expect you already know - parking is complimentary for all Guests staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel or for those Guests visiting from offsite there is a pay-once per-day parking fee.
    To the best of my current knowledge I don't believe parking lots are closed off after certain times, but to be extra sure of up to date information I suggest confirming with a Cast Member any parking lot regulations on your day of visit.  Plus I also thought you may find these Directions and Parking - Frequently Asked Questions to be an extra useful resource and my top parking tip is to be sure to take a quick snap on your cell phone of your exact parking location before enjoying your Disney day!  
    My family just loves using the Walt Disney World Water Transportation and I'm happy to share that the general rule of thumb for all Disney Resort Transportation is that the service begins around 45 minutes prior to Park opening and up until approximately 1 hour after.  However the smooth sailing and general safety of water taxis and ferries is always gauged by both water and weather conditions which means they can at times be variable. 
    Have a great Disney day. 
    ~ Jane 
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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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