Take note, a new entrance for vehicles at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is opening on November 8, 2018, changing how guests arrive and access parking at the theme park.
As many readers know, we’re currently reimagining Disney’s Hollywood Studios and preparing for the park’s exciting 30th anniversary in 2019. Along with the work, we are also transforming the park’s arrival experience to make it easier and more convenient to come and go.
Look at our map and you’ll see the transportation change you need to be aware of. Beginning November 8, guests driving to Disney’s Hollywood Studios will use the new entrance and exit located off of Osceola Parkway. The current main entrance off World Drive and Osceola Parkway will be repurposed for Disney cast members only and the satellite entrance on Buena Vista Drive will be dedicated to buses.
When the new entrance opens, drivers will just need to spot one of the many updated roadway signs throughout the Walt Disney World Resort to easily navigate to the Disney Hollywood Studios parking lot. Vehicles coming from southbound Victory Way will also find a connecting road leading to the park.
Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for future updates on work to improve the arrival experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, including expanded parking, adjusted tram lanes, additional bus parking and the Disney Skyliner.
After my wife and I went to the MK yesterday morning for a bit, we made a detour and entered the new Studios entrance just so I could find out the answer to the question. It turns out that the exit to the East Osceola Parkway ONLY allows the driver to go to the Parkway. There is no way to move to the left and exit to the Northbound Victory Way instead.
So, if you’re heading to Pop Century, AoDA, Caribbean Beach, etc… you have to go West and circle around on World Drive to Buena Vista.
Thomas, I hope there will be an exit on to Victory Way north even though one is not shown on the graphic. That would be the obvious route home for Pop, Art of Animation, and Caribbean Beach. Without one, the route back to every place on property would mean going back to World Drive even for locations on the east side of the property.
Do you know any more details? Can you find out?