• On Jan 28, 2020
    Wilko from ON 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 am looking at dropping of members of my family at the different theme parks without staying myself, but I did not want to park. Is there a guest drop off area and how to I get to them. Thank You.

    Hi Wilko!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Yes! It is also absolutely possible to drop off and pick up Guests at all the Walt Disney World theme parks, without having to park and be charged for parking.  Just drive to the park entrance (as if you were heading for the parking lots) but tell the Cast Member on the gate that you are dropping off/collecting your family or friends. They will direct you to a special drop-off/pick-up zone close to the park entrance, which is within easy walking distance of the entrance.  This applies for Guests visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.  The only difference is when you are visiting Magic Kingdom Park.  All cars (with the exception of the Disney Minnie Van Service) are required to drop off/collect passengers at the Transportation and Ticket Center, where park guests will then take the Ferryboat or the Monorail to the entrance of Magic Kingdom Park. Also, parking is free to all Guests visiting the water parks - Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Disney's Blizzard Beach - and you would just advise a parking attendant that you are dropping some guests off, and they will show you where to park.

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions.  We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort.

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Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

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