• On May 30, 2018
    Alesia from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! We have an upcoming trip when we plan to park-hop by monorail from Magic Kingdom to Epcot one day, and Epcot to MK the next. If the parks close at different times, could we have a problem getting back to our car (if the first park closes earlier)?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Alesia!

    Funny story… On a day I was meeting up with some friends at Magic Kingdom, I parked at the Transportation and Ticket center, made my way to the park, had a magical time with my friends, then followed them to Disney’s Contemporary Resort where they were staying. We spent some time catching up and before I knew it, I was stuck there because the monorail had stopped running for the night. I eventually found a way back to my car, but it was a lesson learned to make sure in the future I pay attention to the monorail schedules!   So, chEARs to you for super smart planning before you arrive!

    Alesia, the monorail will usually run up to an hour after park closing. So, if you are planning on park hopping and parking at a different park than where you started, be sure to check those times and ask a Cast Member if you are unsure of alternative options if you do miss that window when the monorail stops running. Busses will run later so it is unlikely you will be stranded. But it’s good measure to have a solid plan that won’t put a damper on a magical night!

    I hope this helps answer your questions and that you can learn from my rookie mistake! Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you back again real soon.

    Emille ºoº
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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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