Epcot Monorail around Spaceship Earth
  • Jun 20, 2023
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    Visiting with a 1 day ticket w/ park hopper, if I start my day in MK, and wanted to hop to Hollywood Studios at 2, could I take the monorail to Epcot and then take the Skyliner to Hollywood Studios? Could we pass thru Epcot and still get into HS?

    Hiya Pal!

    Thanks for hopping over to planDisney today. I love planning the logistics of our Walt Disney World Resort vacations. I think choosing our resort, coordinating dining reservations, and planning our park day itineraries are such fun parts of the magical puzzle. I'd be happy to help you work out transportation details for your upcoming visit.

    Park Hopper Option tickets are a great way to see a little bit of everything that Walt Disney World Resort has to offer in a single day. As long as the parks don't have any capacity restrictions in place, which I've personally only seen during busy holiday weeks, you'll be free to enter your next park once the clock strikes 2 p.m. My son and I are planning our own park hopping challenge next week and hope to ride an attraction, enjoy a snack, and see a show in each park. I may add in a variety of transportation options to really make things fun!

    Since you plan to start in Magic Kingdom Park you'll be able to take the Monorail to the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) and then transfer lines to EPCOT. Keep in mind that bad weather and unforeseen circumstances may interrupt Monorail service, but assuming there are sunny Florida skies, you shouldn't have an issue.

    You'll arrive at the main entrance of EPCOT and can proceed past World Celebration toward World Showcase. If you haven't already experienced Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind I'd recommend purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane to enjoy it before you cut through EPCOT on your way to Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's my favorite ride across all 4 parks!

    Once you've arrived at World Showcase head right toward the Canada Pavilion. You'll be visiting during EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival so take time to visit some of the Global Marketplaces for a snack (or maybe three). I'd also make a pit stop for a Citron Slush from Les Vins des Chefs de France before exiting EPCOT through International Gateway. There you'll have access to Disney Skyliner, the Friendship Boats, and a walking path to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    If you'd like to travel by Skyliner you'll first make a stop at Disney's Riviera Resort before arriving at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. There, you'll transfer lines for Disney's Hollywood Studios. In the event of weather closures or delays, you'll also be able to board a boat just outside International Gateway. This complimentary watercraft service will stop at the resorts along Crescent Lake before arriving at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Both options are fun and scenic, but you may have a shorter travel time on the Skyliner if a boat isn't waiting when you arrive.

    I hope this helps you plan an epic park day! If I can be of further assistance feel free to reach out to me directly.

    Magic and memories,
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