All Star Movies Pool
  • On May 17, 2022
    Mina from Gyeonggido 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 I am staying at the all star's movies resort and I wanted to park hop between Epcot to HS and AK to MK, would it be better to drive? or take the bus? Why?

    Mina,

    Thanks for your question to planDisney!

    I am a big fan of using Disney Resort Transportation whenever possible. I find it relaxing to not worry about a car. In some cases, like the Disney Skyliner, the boats, and the monorail, the ride can also be an attraction unto itself!  

    However, if you have a car, it will significantly shorten your travel time, and make it easier to get back to your resort in the evening after park closing. Lines for buses back to the hotels can be a bit long at park closing, but your car will be there and ready to go.

    BONUS TIP #1
    If you do drive, I recommend you move your car from one theme park's lot to the other, rather than relying on Disney Resort Transportation to get back to your initial park at the end of the evening. Why? In your particular example, if you were to go to Disney's Hollywood Studios in the morning and park your car there, followed by hopping to EPCOT for dinner and fireworks by way of the Disney Skyliner, you would still have to ride the Skyliner back to Hollywood Studios before finding your car at the end of the night. In the evening, immediately after the fireworks, the wait for the Skyliner can actually get a bit long. But if you had moved your car over in the afternoon when you park hopped, your ride home to Disney's All-Star Movies Resort would be right there at EPCOT, waiting for you. Your chariot awaits!

    BONUS TIP #2
    When you have a car at a Disney resort, you will be charged a daily parking fee. But included with this fee, the parking in the theme parks is partially covered. You only pay the difference between that daily theme park fee and what your resort charges. 

    BONUS TIP #3
    If you change parks during the day, your parking pass purchased at your first park can be applied to the other theme parks that same day. So, you don't have to keep paying if you Park Hop!

    BONUS TIP #4
    New to some guests is the Preferred Parking option at the theme parks. These spots are closer to the theme park entrances, so if time is of the essence, you may want to pay a bit more for this perk.

    BONUS TIP #5
    The courtesy trams have returned to the parking lots at the Magic Kingdom Park and are reported by Disney to be returning to the other parks throughout 2022! Keep an eye out on the Disney Parks Blog for announcements of their return to other parks.

    Those are a lot of tips! Write us back if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug

     
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