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  • On Jan 20, 2024
    Sandi from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Years ago…maybe in the 80’s, I remember entering the magic kingdom and by foot or tram you could get to Epcot. They were at one time connected, at both Disney world and Disneyland. Can you confirm this? I know that’s not the case today.

    Hiya, Sandi, and welcome to planDisney! While we're here and happy to answer all of your vacation planning questions, inquiries like this one are always fun to answer because it encourages us to do a bit of research! 

    My fellow planDisney Panelist and friend, Jenna, tells the greatest stories about her family visiting Walt Disney World Resort in the early days and the fashion that accompanied those visits - if only we had photos! Something that I'm unsure about, however, is a walking path between Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT. They're about four miles apart, which isn't terribly far, but in the Florida summer heat, that could be a tough trek. On top of that, the most direct path seems to be heavily wooded, so unless you're Tarzan swinging through the trees, I don't know if that journey would be a pleasant one.

    What I can confirm, is the Monorail that connects Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT. Also, Walt Disney World Resort provides complimentary transportation to guests via an amazingly reliable bus system that can get you from park to park in no time - even Tarzan would be jealous! 

    Did you know that on Walt Disney World Resort's opening day in 1971, admission was $3.50? Some of the attractions that debuted that day are still in operation today, like the all-time favorite "it's a small world" and Dumbo the Flying Elephant! If you love learning all about Disney history and attractions, check out the show "Behind the Attraction" on Disney+. My family recently watched the episode about Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and we loved seeing all of the behind-the-scenes action!

    Sandi, thank you so much for stopping by with this fun question! I hope it brings back wonderful memories from your Walt Disney World Resort vacations.

    Hope to see you real soon!
    Jennifer
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Georgia

Hi friends, I’m Jennifer! I live in Georgia with my handsome Prince Charming and our three awesome Mouseketeers. My Disney favorites are food, princesses, holidays, and festivals. I thrive on logistics and details, so I love all of the intricate plans that go into making a perfect Disney vacation. So let’s get started, because tomorrow is just a dream away! Learn More About Jennifer

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