Mom And Son On Run
  • On Feb 3, 2008
    Brett from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What are the parking lots like at closing time for the theme parks? How long does it usually take to get out and back on the road, and how is traffic in the area? We usually rely on resort transportation, but we are considering driving our own car.

    We usually rent a car during our WDW trips and we've never encountered long streams of traffic trying to exit the parking areas at closing time.  I think in part the traffic is so manageable because a large percentage of park guests use Disney transportation.  We've stayed until closing in all four of the parks and the longest lines to exit, in my experience, have always been at the Magic Kingdom (both for regular park closings and at the end of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party).  There are only two options for leaving the Magic Kingdom: boat or monorail.  Either mode of transportation will deliver you to the Ticket and Transportation Center where your car will be waiting.  Once you actually arrive at the parking lot, much of the crowd seems to have dissipated and you shouldn't have any trouble getting out of the lot; it's the getting to the lot that can sometimes by trying.  I wouldn't worry about it; the "exit traffic" at the parks is quite easily navigated.
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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