Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 18, 2008
    Mindy from PA Asked

    My mother-in-law has a bad knee and will have knee replacement surgery the week after we return. She has a handicap parking permit. We were wondering if it would be more benificial to drive to the parks or take the bus? We are staying @ AllStar Sports.

    Mindy,
    My in-laws have a handicapped parking tag. Whether you are arriving via your own vehicle or renting a car, make sure your mother-in-law brings her parking permit. A valid placard from any state can be used in Florida.

    This will allow disabled parking at the resorts and hotels. Also, valet parking is free (except for gratuity) for those requiring handicap parking.

    From my experience, I would recommend taking the bus to the Magic Kingdom. The accessible parking at this park still requires walking from the car to the monorail station at the Transportation and Ticket Center. Then you’ll need to wait in line for the next available monorail.  

    I’ve found that accessible parking worked well at Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom since it was nearly as close of a walk as the bus depot.  

    The parking was okay at Epcot where you can walk to the entrance or board a tram. Arriving via monorail or bus will get you closer to the entrance.
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