• On Nov 1, 2021
    Jessica from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our party is arriving in one vehicle in the morning - but planning on heading to both Epcot and hollywood studios - is there morning transportation between so we can park once?

    Hi there, Jessica! I’m so happy you found us here at planDisney to ask your question about your January vacation to Walt Disney World! 

    On most days, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is open at least an hour before EPCOT. So, I would recommend that you plan to park at Hollywood Studios. I highly suggest upgrading your parking to the preferred lot, as it is located right next to the Disney Skyliner, making the trip to EPCOT that much easier. 

    When going from Hollywood Studios to EPCOT, you have three options, all of which should be up and running since DHS will be opening. First, you can ride the Disney Skyliner. You will need to transfer gondolas at the Caribbean Beach Skyliner station and continue on to EPCOT. This is probably the most enjoyable way to travel, and also will require the least amount of walking. 

    Another way is to walk from Hollywood Studios to EPCOT. There is a sidewalk that will take you along the waterway, past Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, and around Crescent Lake to EPCOT’s International Gateway. The walk is pleasant, flat, and about a mile. 

    The final way to get to EPCOT would be by boat. If you are lucky enough to see a boat approaching, this is a viable option. Otherwise, waiting for a boat is not the quickest way by any means. The boat will take you from Hollywood Studios to the Swan/Dolphin hotels, then Disney's Boardwalk Inn, Disney's Beach and Yacht Club Resorts, and finally to EPCOT. 

    On a recent visit, my family decided to “race” from Disney’s Hollywood Studios to EPCOT. I rode the boat (happened to be docked, so I JUST made it), my son rode the Disney Skyliner, and my husband walked the path. We all arrived to EPCOT within minutes of each other, so really any transportation option is efficient. 

    I hope this helps with planning for your January visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth

    Happy Traveling,
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GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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