Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Jan 19, 2022
    Jan Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, is it still valid that a friend can drop & pick us up without paying for the parking at Magic Kingdom & Epcot? Do we need vaccination cert for the kids 11&8 to enter?

    Hi Jan!

    Welcome to planDisney! Jan you only have a handful of sleeps left before you'll be at The Most Magical Place on Earth! Are you so excited for Walt Disney World Resort's 50th Anniversary Celebration?

    Yes, guests may be dropped off, by either friends or a paid car service, at all four Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks as well as the water parks, all Disney Resort Collection Hotels, even Disney Springs. The driver will pull up to the parking plaza just like those parking for the day and simply inform the Cast Member in the parking booth that they are dropping someone off. This request is so common that Disney actually painted the entire path from the booth to the drop-off point on the roadway at all of the parks and resort hotels. (So don't be alarmed if when you pull up the Cast Member says 'follow the green line'.) For EPCOT the drop-off location is in the same area as the Bus, Taxi & Ride-Hailing lots, which is just west of the monorail. (Click this link, scroll down and select EPCOT for a detailed map.) The drop-off for Magic Kingdom Park is in front of the Transportation and Ticket Center; after clEARing security you'll take either the Monorail or a Ferryboat to the Magic Kingdom Park entrance, so be sure to build in about an extra half hour transportation time in your morning. (Click this link for a detailed map; scroll down to Magic Kingdom Park and select 'Bus Transportation - Transportation and Ticket Center.')

    To answer your second question, at this time guests are strongly encouraged to take proper precautions to feel safe while visiting Mickey's house, however, proof of vaccination is not required. But, just like the state of the world, rules could change at a moment's notice. My best advice would be to check this Walt Disney World Resort Reopening & Updates guide both today as you still have a bit of time to take care of anything still needed, as well as re-check right before your arrival just in case anything has changed. (For example, we're back to needing to pack face masks for all indoor experiences.)

    I hope that this helped to answer your questions, Jan! Be sure to check out the official planDisney Instagram account for some bonus tips and tricks, like what to not-miss at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts. And if you think of anything else between now and next week please feel free to stop back by. We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen N
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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