Chefs De France
  • On Nov 5, 2023
    Leslie from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Have a reservation a Chef's de France. Can I park closer to the restaurant than the main Epcot gate?

    Bonjour, Leslie! It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that I welcome you to planDisney. Be our Guest ... our command is your request!

    I couldn't be happier to see you have a magical adventure at The Most Magical Place on Earth right on the horizon. And since you plan to dine at Chefs de France, it sounds like your planning is off to a fantastique start! I still daydream about that French Onion Soup. Mmmm. Now, let's chat about getting you to this delicious dining experience, shall we?

    Chefs de France is located in the France Pavilion of the World Showcase in EPCOT, which is directly adjacent to the International Gateway entrance into EPCOT. Unfortunately, there is no EPCOT parking lot near the International Gateway, and the only parking available is at the main entrance to EPCOT.

    While it is a pretty long walk from the EPCOT parking lot to the France Pavilion, you can skip the walk around the World Showcase by hopping on a FriendShip Boat to shuttle you from one side of the World Showcase Lagoon to the other. Just catch the launch near the Port of Entry and enjoy the lovely boat ride across the lagoon to the dock near Morocco and France. Happy sailing!

    Another option you have that will likely add time to your travel but may decrease your overall steps is to park in the parking lot at Disney's Hollywood Studios and take the Disney Skyliner over to the International Gateway entrance of EPCOT. Then, the France Pavilion would be just a hop, skip and jump away from that entrance. Just be aware that you would have to park at Hollywood Studios, take the Skyliner to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, and then switch Skyliners to get to EPCOT. Just be sure to give yourself plenty of travel time if you choose this option.

    I hope this helps, Leslie, and I hope you have the most magical time and most delicious dinner in France! Please feel free to stop by any time with any questions you may have, mon amie.

    Bon appetit,

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