State Road 536 / Epcot Center Drive

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State Road 536 travels west from SR 535 (Vineland Road) and World Center Drive to Interstate 4 at Epcot Center Drive. World Center Drive links the route with SR 417 (Central Florida GreeneWay) to the east while Epcot Center Drive continues west as a limited access facility into the Walt Disney World resort, connecting tourists with its major theme parks and other attractions and amenities. The freeway portion of Epcot Center Drive ends at a trumpet interchange with World Drive, south of the Magic Kingdom main parking gate.

Florida State Road 536 / Epcot Center Drive Guides

A $96 million project reconfigured the parclo interchange joining Epcot Center Drive with East Buena Vista Drive (BVD). Completed by late 2017, the new exchange removed three bridges spanning Bonnet Creek, added a new loop ramp from BVD west to Epcot Center Drive east and realigned the westbound off-ramp to BVD.1

Florida State Road 536 scenes
International drive southbound approaches World Center Drive west and SR 417 north. SR 417 (Central Florida GreeneWay) leads east to Orlando International Airport (MCO). Photo taken 11/23/13.
World Center Drive defaults onto SR 417 (Central Florida GreeneWay) northbound, east of its intersection with International Drive. World Center Drive west intersects SR 535 (Vineland Road) and SR 536 nearby. South International Drive resumes south of SR 536 via SR 535 (Vineland Road). Photo taken 11/23/13.
A two-lane loop ramp opened in 2017, joining Buena Vista Drive west with Epcot Center Drive east. The connection eliminated the need for motorists to turn north onto forthcoming Backstage Lane to exit the WDW resort area. Photo taken 06/02/18.
Buena Vista Drive intersects Backstage Lane north to the service entrance to Epcot and Chelonia Parkway south to the immediate west of Epcot Center Drive. A previous set of overheads directed guests northward to an on-ramp for Epcot Center Drive at Overpass Road. Photo taken 11/14/15.
Backstage Lane extends north from Chelonia Parkway and Buena Vista Drive to Overpass Road and an on-ramp for Epcot Center Drive south to I-4 and SR 536. Construction in 2017 relocated the Epcot Center Drive on-ramp to a loop north from Overpass Road. Photo taken 11/14/15.

Sources:
  1. "Disney road construction season is in full swing." Orlando Sentinel (FL), September 6, 2017.


Photo Credits:

11/23/13, 11/14/15, 06/02/18 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 4
State Road 417 - Central Florida GreeneWay / Seminole Expressway
State Road 535 - Vineland Road
World Drive

Page Updated 06-03-2018.