Mickey at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • On Jan 25, 2023
    David from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If we purchase preferred parking at Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom how far is the walk to the park entrance? And for comparison, how far is the ride share (Uber or Lyft) drop off?

    Hi David! Welcome to planDisney.

    You are only a few days from catching The World's Most Magical Celebration before it concludes at the end of March. I gather you want to be close to parks to join the action. I investigated with Lyft driver instructions online and scoured the Preferred Parking maps. Let's cover the parks in question.

    The closest you can get to Magic Kingdom Park is by catching Resort Transportation. The bus or water transportation loading area is close to the front gates. If that is not an option, both the rideshare and Preferred Parking at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) are located pretty close to one another. Remember, now that the Parking Trams are running again if you use Standard Parking the trams will drop you off in the same general area.

    At Animal Kingdom Theme Park, the rideshare passenger zone is super close to the front gates. However, you can throw a stone at the Preferred Parking lot which is located adjacent to the drop-off area. Much like Magic Kingdom Park, even with Standard Parking, the trams will get you right by the front entrance.

    Over at Disney's Hollywood Studios, the rideshare's designated zone is close to the bus stations. Preferred Parking is the closest option to the main gate located by the Disney Skyliner. In my opinion, Preferred Parking at this theme park is your biggest bang for your buck. This park has been very popular and the parking trams have not yet returned to service.

    By far, you will be doing much more walking inside the theme parks. If mobility is an issue, I highly recommend you consider an Electronic Conveyance Vehicle (ECV) or Wheelchair Rental. These can be found close to the entrance of the theme parks. On my last trip, I logged about 10 miles each day.

    Keeping it Magical,

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