• On Sep 30, 2019
    Tamara from MS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are staying off site and driving to the TTC. Starting our day at Hollywood Studios and ending it at Magic Kingdom. How early does the TTC open? Want to be at HS by opening.

    Hi, Tamara! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    As a Walt Disney World Resort off-site Guest, your best bet would be to park at Disney’s Hollywood Studios first since that’s where you’d like to begin your day. While you can certainly park at the Transportation and Ticket Center and leave your car in the same spot until your day ends at Magic Kingdom Park, you would have to get from the Magic Kingdom parking lot to the Transportation and Ticket Center, and then take the Monorail or Ferryboat from there to Magic Kingdom Park (where you’d catch a bus to Disney’s Hollywood Studios). While there used to be a direct bus from the Transportation and Ticket Center to the other Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks, those buses have since moved to Magic Kingdom Park (to the right of the main entrance--between it and Disney’s Contemporary Resort). Since you want to arrive at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in time for its opening, I’m afraid you would be pressed for time to make all of the connections you would need to travel between the Magic Kingdom Parking lot and there.

    Since your parking fee covers all four Theme Parks in a single day, you would simply save your receipt from your paid parking at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and show it to the parking attendant at the Magic Kingdom parking entrance. 

    While parking lot operating hours vary from day to day (depending on the Theme Park hours), typically you can expect the parking lots to open from 60 to 90 minutes prior to the Theme Park’s opening (including morning Extra Magic Hours). Check out the Park Hours calendar online or on your My Disney Experience mobile app to see the Disney’s Hollywood Studios hours for the day of your arrival.

    Best of luck to you, Tamara! Please let us know if there are any additional questions we can answer for you as you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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