• On Jun 5, 2017
    Lisa from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning on visiting Magic Kingdom first and Epcot late afternoon and into evening. I'm wondering if we are staying offsite whether if initially parking at MK if we can take the tram to Epcot and then still return to MK to pick up our vehicle?

    Hi Lisa,

    You are planning a day my family would love! We're big parkhoppers and often begin at Magic Kingdom and end our day with dinner and IllumiNations at Epcot. My recommendation would be to park your car at Epcot so that it will be near you when you are ready to leave. That's what we do when we are following your itinerary.

    If you park at Epcot around 8 a.m., you can hop on the monorail there and be at Magic Kingdom well before its 9 a.m. opening. The monorail runs from Epcot to the Transportation and Ticket Center, where you will transfer to a monorail or ferry to Magic Kingdom. When you're ready for Epcot, just grab the monorail again for an easy return trip.

    By parking at Epcot early, your car should be within easy walking distance from the exit at the end of the day, which will get you on your way faster when you are ready to leave. 

    Have you made your FastPass+ choices for Magic Kingdom? Did you know that once you've used all three of your initial reservations, you can add a fourth, based on availability, using the My Disney Experience Mobile App or an in-park kiosk? If you prefer, you can make the fourth one for a ride or attraction at Epcot in the evening.

    Thanks for your question, Lisa. Enjoy your park-hopping day!

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