What is with the parking lots in the most recent parks?

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What is with the parking lots in the most recent parks?

I was thinking today about how the newer parks (Animal Kingdom and DHS) have such weird parking lots. Does anyone know why that is? You basically have to deal with oncoming traffic in several places. I've never figured out the logic behind that.

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lol, we've never driven to any park but MK..and that was only once..so I don't really have first hand experience but I have always thought the AK parking lot looked odd!

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All I know is I love at AK that if you get there early enough, you can easily walk into the park. DHS is weird that if you choose to walk into the park, you really ARE fighting oncoming traffic in a bunch of lanes!

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I really like that you can walk into the parks easily in AK, but I have no idea why I have to weave through oncoming traffic to get into the lot.

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MK and AK are the only two parks I have driven to. I take that back, one time to DHS and that was enough. I would rather take one of the Friendship boats to DHS, more relaxing, drops you off near the entrance and the views are always nice.

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Yensid wrote:
MK and AK are the only two parks I have driven to. I take that back, one time to DHS and that was enough. I would rather take one of the Friendship boats to DHS, more relaxing, drops you off near the entrance and the views are always nice.

Do you park at Epcot and float over to DHS?

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cdub wrote:
Yensid wrote:
MK and AK are the only two parks I have driven to. I take that back, one time to DHS and that was enough. I would rather take one of the Friendship boats to DHS, more relaxing, drops you off near the entrance and the views are always nice.

Do you park at Epcot and float over to DHS?

Most of the time I do. Other times I may park at MK and take the monrail and then the boats

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Yensid wrote:
MK and AK are the only two parks I have driven to. I take that back, one time to DHS and that was enough. I would rather take one of the Friendship boats to DHS, more relaxing, drops you off near the entrance and the views are always nice.

Those friendship boats are great! You're right about relaxing.

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SpaceAce wrote:
Yensid wrote:
MK and AK are the only two parks I have driven to. I take that back, one time to DHS and that was enough. I would rather take one of the Friendship boats to DHS, more relaxing, drops you off near the entrance and the views are always nice.

Those friendship boats are great! You're right about relaxing.

The only thing bad about the boats is if you catch them midday after a rain shower it can get quite humid on them

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Yensid wrote:
SpaceAce wrote:
Yensid wrote:
MK and AK are the only two parks I have driven to. I take that back, one time to DHS and that was enough. I would rather take one of the Friendship boats to DHS, more relaxing, drops you off near the entrance and the views are always nice.

Those friendship boats are great! You're right about relaxing.

The only thing bad about the boats is if you catch them midday after a rain shower it can get quite humid on them

You also lose the best seating after a rainshower -- the outside seats are all wet! waiting

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But...but...then you miss all the cute parking lot names! Smile And the tram doors! Don't forget the tram doors? (Must. roll. eyes. everytime. I. see. them.)

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I love the boats as well! Several times we could have easily walked to Epcot much quicker but I just love riding the boats..very peaceful!

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Yensid wrote:

The only thing bad about the boats is if you catch them midday after a rain shower it can get quite humid on them

They can be sweat boxes on hot or humid days.

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I'll have to try all of these interesting transportation options. I've always been a park-in-the-lot-and-walk kinda girl.

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