There was a time when arriving at Walt Disney World was a simple process. Simply park in a parking lot, ride or walk up to a park entrance, present your ticket, and enjoy your day. However, as the world has changed, so has the Walt Disney World entry process. Now, after waiting to park, guests have to wait 15 minutes or more to have their bags checked (either at the front of the park or at a resort) and then wait even longer to go through metal detectors before they can even approach the "tapstyle" park entrance and get their day at the parks started
Though it is true that there's no real way to go back to the way things used to be, Walt Disney World has noticed how miserable guests tend to be during the arduous park entry process, and reports have surfaced over this past week that indicate that Disney is now working on a multi-year project designed to improve the arrival experience at all four Walt Disney World theme parks, and has a plan designed to get guests excited about arriving at Walt Disney World parks again.
Streamlining transportation to the parks and improving parking
One of the biggest components of this project has actually already been in the works for several years now: Improving roadways and parking lots. Guests have already seen big changes to the roadway to the Magic Kingdom and new entrances to the redesigned and expanded parking lots for Disney's Hollywood Studios are currently under construction. Of course, the goal here is to help cut down on parking congestion time, as on busy days its entirely possible for guests to wait a half hour or more just to park their car, which is frustrating when all you want to do is arrive at the park before the end of your FastPass+ reservation window.
Fortunately, it looks like Disney is already working on fixing this issue, and hopefully the effects will be seen soon, especially as we officially have just over a year to go before the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, which will undoubtedly be a logistical nightmare.
And while this is certainly a great step forward, Disney will also be improving another big headache that guests face after they park their vehicle...