State Road 536 / Epcot Center Drive West

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World Center Drive - West
Originating from SR 417 (Central Florida GreeneWay) World Center Drive west immediately approaches International Drive. International Drive stems 10.4 miles north through the heart of the Orlando tourist attraction area, providing access to Sea World, the Orange County Convention Center and Universal Orlando. Photo taken 05/10/14.
SR 536 provides the gateway to the Walt Disney World resort complex from SR 417 (Central Florida GreeneWay) south. SR 417 also provides a direct route from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Walt Disney World independent of the often congested Interstate 4. Photo taken 11/23/13.
SR 535 provides a direct route onto Interstate 4 east for Orlando and into north reaches of the Disney-owned Lake Buena Vista. Photo taken 11/23/13.
SR 535 extends southeast from SR 536 to International Drive South, the tolled Osceola Parkway (CR 522) and U.S. 192. Photo taken 11/23/13.
Florida State Road 536 West
State Road 536 lines World Center Drive west from SR 535 toward the interchange with Interstate 4 and the Disney World resort complex. Photo taken 06/05/19.
The Disney World resort lies less than two miles beyond the forthcoming traffic light with World Gateway Drive south and World Center Drive north. Photo taken 06/05/19.
World Center Drive spurs north to nearby resort areas and the World Center Golf Course. World Gateway Drive constitutes a short connector joining SR 536 with parallel South International Drive. Photo taken 06/05/19.
Continental Gateway Drive provides motorists with another connection to South International Drive. Photo taken 06/05/19.
A lane drop occurs along SR 536 westbound at the entrance ramp for Interstate 4 east to Orlando. Photo taken 06/05/19.
SR 536 enters the directional cloverleaf interchange (Exit 67) with Interstate 4, 1.5 miles west of SR 535 (Vineland Road). I-4 joins the Orlando metropolitan area with Lakeland and Tampa to the west and Walt Disney World with Downtown to the north. Photo taken 06/05/19.
Westbound at the loop ramp for Interstate 4 west to Lakeland, Plant City and Tampa. SR 536 transitions into Epcot Center Drive, a Disney freeway serving Epcot and the Magic Kingdom via World Drive north. Photo taken 06/05/19.
Replaced guide signs along SR 536 (World Center Drive) west at I-4 west. Photo taken 11/23/13.
Epcot Center Drive extends northwest from SR 536 to interchanges with Buena Vista Drive, Epcot and World Drive. Disney Springs lies east along East Buena Vista Drive. Epcot is reached by West Buena Vista Drive or directly via Epcot Center Drive west. Photo taken 11/14/15.
Epcot Center Drive - West
Epcot Center Drive enters the Walt Disney World resort complex. The entertainment destination encompasses over 25,000 acres and is home to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom theme parks, as well as various resorts and other entertainment venues. Photo taken 06/02/18.
Buena Vista Drive (BVD) meets Epcot Center Drive at the first of three interchanges along the freeway westbound. Rebuilt in 2016-17, the exchange connects guests with Disney Springs and Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Photo taken 06/02/18.
Crossing Bonnet Creek on Epcot Center Drive west by Typhoon Lagoon. An array of resorts encompass the Epcot Resort area along Buena Vista Drive west, including the Dolphin and Swan hotel complexes. Fantasia Mini Golf is situated along Epcot Resorts Boulevard immediately north of Buena Vista Drive. Photo taken 06/02/18.
A two-lane exit separates from Epcot Center Drive for Buena Vista Drive as the freeway continues onward toward Epcot and the Magic Kingdom. BVD heads west to Hollywood Studios, the Epcot Resort area and the Wide World of Sports complex and east to the Disney Springs area. Photo taken 06/02/18.
The succeeding off-ramp links Epcot Center Drive with parallel Bonnet Creek Parkway back toward Disney Springs and Disney Vacation Club Way east. Downtown Disney originated as the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village when it opened in 1975. Rebranded as Disney Springs in 2016, the destination offers visitors an unique array of shopping, restaurants and entertainment experiences. Photo taken 11/23/13.
A guide sign alerts travelers of the approaching departure for Epcot as Epcot Center Drive curves westward toward World Drive and the Magic Kingdom. Photo taken 11/23/13.
All Magic Kingdom resorts are accessed by using Epcot Center Drive west to World Drive north. Photo taken 11/23/13.
Two lanes will depart for Epcot in one half mile while a single-laned Epcot Center Drive continues to a trumpet interchange with World Drive. Photo taken 11/23/13.
Advance guide sign for all Animal Kingdom Resort areas, including Blizzard Beach Water Park, to remain in the through lane for Epcot Center Drive west. Travelers will use World Drive south to Buena Vista Drive west to reach these destinations. Photo taken 11/23/13.
Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground opened to guests November 1971 one month after the opening of the Magic Kingdom theme park. The resort is set to a rustic theme with cabins and campsites scattered throughout the complex. Photo taken 11/23/13.
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The departure ramp leaves for the main entrance to Epcot. Epcot (formerly EPCOT Center) was the second theme park built in the Disney World resort and opened to the public October 1, 1982. The park includes Future World, which explores innovative aspects, and World Showcase, which is represented by various countries around the globe. A glimpse of Spaceship Earth can be seen from Epcot Center Drive west as it makes its final approach to World Drive. Photos taken 11/23/13.
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Drivers heading to the Magic Kingdom and its resorts are directed to take the next ramp leading to World Drive north. Those who will be visiting Animal Kingdom or Blizzard Beach should continue ahead following the ramp to World Drive south. Photos taken 11/23/13.
Motorists leave for World Drive north and the Magic Kingdom. The main parking gate for Magic Kingdom lies one mile north of the trumpet interchange. Epcot Center Drive will default onto World Drive south to Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and the areas major roadways. Photo taken 11/23/13.
As Epcot Center Drive ends at World Drive, a pair of monorail tracks soar overhead. The monorail system is the main source of transportation linking the Magic Kingdom with Epcot. Photo taken 11/23/13.

Photo Credits:

  • 11/23/13 by AARoads.
  • 05/10/14 by JP Nasiatka.
  • 11/14/15 by AARoads.
  • 06/02/18 by AARoads.
  • 06/05/19 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 4
State Road 535 - Vineland Road
World Drive

Page Updated 03-01-2020.