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Parking at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom for Shades of Green Guests


For those who elect to drive their POV to WDW’s theme parks there will be both pluses and minuses.

First, the negatives:

Now, the positives:

 

The big issue with the Magic Kingdom Parking lot for Shades Guests is trying to find your way back to Shades of Green

If you follow the parking lot exit signs you’ll be heading south, away from the Magic Kingdom. But Shades of Green is located to the north, behind you!

The very first opportunity to make a U-turn and get heading in the right direction is over a mile and a half form the parking lot. And from that point it is over two and a quarter miles back to the Shades of Green entrance.

If you follow the directions on this page, your driving distance to the Shades of Green entrance from the parking lot will only be four tenths of a mile! This sure beats the almost 3 miles the other way.

Driving to the Magic Kingdom

To get to the Magic Kingdom parking lot turn right as you exit the Shades of Green driveway. After passing the Polynesian Resort, you’ll yield to traffic coming from your left (from the Poly and Magic Kingdom area). Keep going straight, you will eventually merge into a three lane road. As noted above construction has caused route changes, watch for signs.

Get into the far left lane. As you pass the Car Care Center (on your right), you will see the Magic Kingdom parking toll booths ahead of you. Go about 0.7 miles past the tool booth and mak a u-turn back to pay your parking fee at the booth.

Follow the signs to the parking lot where they are currently parking cars. Then follow the parking attendant’s directions to your spot.

 

 

Disney Parking

Magic Kingdom Parking

Disney parks one row at a time.


Parkiing is not a free-for-all at Disney World, parking attendants will guide you to where you will park. Attendants will motion you into the row they are working on. They start at the very far end and have you pull to the very front of a painted spot which will hold 2 cars. The car following you will be parking right next to you, so use caution opening your door.

Once the last car is parked in that row (closest to the tram), cars will be sent to the far end again and they will park behind the cars already in the front of the two-car spots.

Saftey Notice: Upon exiting your car move IN FRONT of it! Traffic will be continuing down the row right behind you. Walk in front of the row of cars you parked in to the tram pickup location, there is no active traffic there. Do not walk in the row behind where you parked, cars are still being actively parked either in your row or the row behind you! You'll hear Disney cast mambers yelling at others who have not done this.

MDT Tip: When you reach the end of your row near the tram pickup area, note the number painted on the ground at the end of your row. Take a picture of it with your cell phone or digital camera, or text it to another person in your party for reference later. Every single row in the huge lot has its own individual number. This will come in handy later!

Also note the name of the lot you are in. In the pic above you can see these are named after Disney characters, either a hero or villan. There are 2 seperate tram routes one for heroes and one vor villans. You'll want to be on the right one at the end of the day or you'll get a nice circular tour of the other tram route.


Leaving the Lot and Finding Your Way to Back to Shades of Green


So, you’ve accomplished everything you wanted to in the Magic Kingdom and it’s time to leave. Here is how to proceed.

The colored arrow reference after each paragraph below refers to this image.

Magic Kingdom Parking for Shaded of Green Guests

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The parking lot that you parked in determines the route you need to take to get back to Shades of Green.

The Parking lots are:

Heroes: Woody (Cast Parking only), Simba, Mulan, Aladdin, Peter Pan, Rapunzel.
Villains: Jafar, Hook, Ursula, Zurg, Scar, Cruella
Handicapped Parking

Simba – This lot, along with Mulan, are the best parking locations for your return trip to Shades of Green – Exit your parking row via the one way travel in each row. At the end of the row turn left. Take the automatic gated exit on the right between the Simba and Mulan parking lots. Turn right to head to Shades. WHITE ARROWS

Mulan – Exit your parking row via the one way travel in each row. Turn right at the end of your row. Take the automatic gated exit on the left between Simba and Mulan parking lots. Turn right to head to Shades. YELLOW ARROW 

All other parking lots - Exit your parking row via the one way travel in each row. Follow the "Exit", one-way direction markings. You will eventually merge into the big 4-lane one-way road which goes across the entrance to all the lots. BLUE ARROWS

You entered via this road when parking. You need to be in the second lane from the far left.
The very left lane (lane 1) only exits the parking lot, do not get in it! If you go this way you’ll have to drive a mile and a half before you can U-Turn and head back towards the Magic Kingdom and Shades of Green.
The right two lanes only go back to parking, where you will have to retrace this procedure again, stay out of these lanes!

The lane you are in, the second from the left has the option to go back to parking or towards the exit.
As the two right lanes curve off to return to parking the left two lanes curve to the left towards the exit. You will see a fence to your right which separates you from the Mulan parking lot. In just a few feet you will see a single lane road which departs from the exit rows at about a 30 degree angle to the right, turn onto it.

You will now see a green line on the road it will lead the way to Shaded of Green.

This short road parallels the Mulan lot (see below). When you reach the end turn right and then take the automatic gated exit on the left between Simba and Mulan parking lots. Turn right to head to Shades.

SHades of Green Parking at the Magic Kingdom

Close up of this route

If you should miss this turn and actually take the main exit follow these directions. This is the long way.
Keep going straight, you will eventually merge into a three lane road. Get into the far left lane. As you pass the Car Care Center, you will see the Magic Kingdom parking toll booths ahead of you, keep going past them.

About three quarters of a mile past the tool booths you’ll find a place to make a U-turn and head back to the Magic Kingdom.


Once you’re heading back to the Magic Kingdom get into the left 2 lanes.

As you near the Magic Kingdom parking lot toll plaza the left lanes are for a flyover which bypasses the Magic Kingdom parking queue.

Then go straight for .85 miles and turn left at the light. On this road you’ll pass the Transportation and Ticket Center and the Polynesian Village Resort. At the stop sign turn right, Shades will be on the left.

 

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