• On Jan 21, 2023
    William from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I leave and re-enter the same park the same day I have a ticket and reservation? I have family competing in the Contemporary Convention Center and want to leave to see them, but then return to the park I left.


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Yes, with a valid theme park admission and theme park reservation you can enter a park, leave, and then return later in the day. Cast members confirmed that unlike with park hopping, which is reliant upon there being capacity available, you are confirmed to be able to return to the park. On our family trips we always do this, as we make it a point to take an afternoon pool break. It helps keep us refreshed and recharged. It also gets us excited for the evening's events and dinner.

    If you are headed from the Magic Kingdom park to Disney's Contemporary Resort for the competition, be aware that you don't have to take the monorail over. There is a walkway that is a far faster option for you, and it is less than a 1/2 mile (3/4 km) walk.

    If you are leaving from EPCOT you would take the monorail, and you should budget at least 20 minutes for travel time. But remember that you will have two different times when you have to wait for your monorail to arrive, as you have to change monorail lines once, so plan extra time for that as well. I would budget at least 40 minutes in all.

    If you are heading from Disney's Hollywood Studios or Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, the bus is your transportation option of choice, and it will take at least 25 minutes, once you board your bus. Give yourself at least 45 minutes in either of these cases.   

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!


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