EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 9, 2012
    Julie from CT 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'll be staying offsite at a hotel that only provides shuttle service to Epcot. If my 4y.o. and I are planning to go to only Magic Kingdom or Animal Planet, would it be preferable (though more costly, I understand) to drive directly to the parks? Thanks

    Hi Julie!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.  I definitely recommend driving yourself if you are staying at an offsite hotel and have a car.  That includes driving to Epcot even if your offsite hotel provides shuttle service to Epcot.  That will allow you to be on your own schedule and to leave whenever you would like.

    Once you pay for parking at a theme park, you can park at any other theme park on the same day for free.  So that helps with park hopping if you have the Park Hopper option on your Magic Your Way tickets.

    While Walt Disney World is large, it is very easy to navigate.  There are a lot of signs directing you.  I hope this helps!  Write back if you have any more questions!
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I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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