We spotted electric vehicle parking at Hollywood Studios finally! Hollywood Studios is the final park to receive these parking spots. The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal kingdom, and Disney Springs have already had them for a little while. It’s exciting to see that the changes to the parking lot finally brought these spots to Hollywood Studios. The surrounding area was still under additional renovations. Temporary orange fences were nearby as well as new plants. Luckily the chargers are in working order as of now!
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Hollywood Studios finally has electric vehicle parking! This was the last park to receive these chargers for any electric vehicle. The parking is super close to the main entrance and is convenient for anyone needing a charge. After filming this video, when our writer @always_holliday car was unplugged there was no charge. This may be related to the machines being brand new. Our writer has always been charged for using these spots at the other parks before. #disneyworld #hollywoodstudios #chargepoint #electricvehicle #parking #goinggreen
ChargePoint operates the charging stations. In order to use these, you will either need a ChargePoint card or the app on a smartphone. It’s really simple to use these chargers. Either tap the card or the phone to the reader and it will unlock a charging cable. Take the charging cable and connect it to your electric vehicle. Depending on the electric vehicle you may need an adaptor to properly connect the cable. Tesla’s specifically will need the adaptor port. What is nice about ChargePoint is on their app you can actually check to see if there are charging stations available before getting to the parks or Disney Springs.
While using the charging stations, there will be a fee. That fee depends on how long you are charging as well as how fast you are charging. In some cars, the amp levels can be lowered to draw in less electricity. If this is done, the cost will be minimum while staying at the parks. We did notice that after leaving Hollywood Studios there was not a charge. Most likely this was a glitch since the machines are still new to the system. It was a much-appreciated glitch though!
The big perk of having an electric vehicle with these spots is the proximity to the main entrance! At all of the parks, the electric vehicle spots are just about as close as you can get to the front. This is really helpful for those that may need handicap parking with an electric vehicle. Overall, electric vehicle parking at Hollywood Studios was much needed and very exciting!
Thank you to @always_holliday for the photos!