Walking Path from Hollywood Studios to Epcot at Disney World

Walking Path from Hollywood Studios to Epcot at Disney World

Did you know that there is a walking path from Hollywood Studios to Epcot in Walt Disney World? We’re always surprised that even the most seasoned Disney vacationers don’t know about this pathway. However, it really should come as no surprise as it is not advertised and is almost slightly hidden. This easy walk is a great way to escape the chaos of the parks and will take you about 15-20 mins to get from Hollywood Studios to the Boardwalk, where you can walk to the International Gateway in Epcot!  So without further ado, here is our photo tour of this beautiful walk!

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The Best Way to Get from Hollywood Studios to Epcot

If you’re up for walking in the sometimes beautiful Florida weather on your next Disney Vacation, you’re in luck! Because if you’re visiting Epcot, or Hollywood Studios or the Disney BoardWalk, they are all connected by a walking trail. The pathway that connects EPCOT and Hollywood Studios is actually quite lovely, and a great way to get to where you’re going without depending on transportation. There are a couple of ways to access this pathway.

Walking Path from EPCOT to Hollywood Studios

Walk to EPCOT Park from Hollywood Studios

If you arriving at Hollywood Studios via skyliner, bus, or car, and plan to go to EPCOT next, here is how to find the pathway. Near the bus drop-off area, instead of heading toward the entrance of the Hollywood Studios, turn left instead towards the bus depot. Once here you’ll see the station labeled for Bus 1-8. Instead of going into the bus stop area, just veer left and you’ll see the sign for the Pathway.

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Walk to Hollywood Studios from EPCOT 

If you’re at EPCOT park, or on the Boardwalk, you can simply follow the Boardwalk all the way towards the Swan and Dolphin Hotels area. Once here the pathway to Hollywood Studios is on your left. You’ll technically “exit” the Disney Boardwalk and take the path along the river to the Hollywood Studios entrance.  It’s easy to spot because you can see the Hollywood Tower Hotel in the distance. 

How Long does it take to Walk from EPCOT to Hollywood Studios?

It takes about 15-20 minutes to walk the path from EPCOT to Hollywood Studios, by way of the Disney Boardwalk. 

Walking Path from Hollywood Studios to EPCOT

This connecting path between these two Disney World parks gives you not only sights and sounds but also things to do along the way if you’re up for more than a stroll. So, what do you see along this walking path? Starting from Hollywood Studios here is all the stuff you pass along the way.

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the boardwalk at walt disney world

Stop at the Disney Boardwalk

Once you’ve gotten familiar with the pathway be sure to wrap back around and spend some time on the Disney boardwalk. This area includes not only the hotels, but also restaurants like Trattoria al Forno, one of our favorite places to have breakfast at Disney World. From here you can do even more browsing around by grabbing the Disney Skyliner to the Skyliner Resorts, or drop you back where you started at the Hollywood Studios entrance. 

EPCOT Pro Tip

If heading into EPCOT, we prefer the International Gateway entrance whenever possible because it is MUCH less crowded and will bring you right to the World Showcase, perfect for grabbing a yummy French pastry before starting your journey around the world!

Hollywood Studios Pro Tip

If you need to get back to Hollywood Studios, you can take the path back or take the ferry over from the Boardwalk.

Walking Paths at Walt Disney World

We love this semi-secret path for its lack of crowds and peaceful atmosphere. In fact, we have loads of secret shortcuts at Disney World throughout the parks too, if you’re looking to get to where you’re going fast. What secret spots do you love while in Walt Disney World?

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