Beat the 192 Traffic

Beat the 192 Traffic

US192 traffic jam to Disney

During the busy holiday period from 8 – 11:30am the US192 near Disney exit becomes jammed due to the high volume of traffic going to Disney.

To avoid this, here is a handy tried & tested shortcut to avoid the worst of the traffic and get you to the parks much quicker.

If you are staying along the US27 north of the I4, head onto the US192 (Disney World).

Follow the US192 until you approach the new SR429 toll road bridge – get into the left lane
and then turn left to join toll road immediately after passing under the bridge.

Shortly after joining toll road (small toll charge), you will see the exit for Disney – exit here and follow the road into Disney complex.

You will eventually arrive at a T junction where you have a choice of destinations within Disney....

• Turn left for Magic Kingdom, MGM, Epcot
• Turn right for Animal Kingdom and Blizzard Beach – also Osceola Parkway (see below)

Alternatively, if traffic is not so bad you can stay on US192 a little longer and avoid the small toll charge and then at the 3rd
set of traffic lights after the bridge at the intersection with Black Lake Road, turn left.

Follow Black Lake Road through all the bends until you reach a T junction intersecting Sherberth Road – Turn left here (you may notice the US192 already jammed up to your right).

Follow Sherberth Road through all the bends until you reach another set of traffic lights after a right bend– get into the right-hand lane and turn right at the lights - You are now on the Disney complex.

Animal Kingdom is on the next left – Magic Kingdom exit is just a little further along. All other Disney attractions are also clearly signposted from this road. This route can save you 20 - 30 minutes in the car.

The road you are on is the Osceola Parkway which gives you direct access to the I4 for SeaWorld, Universal, Volcano Bay and International Drive.

Further down it turns into a toll road before reaching the Florida Turnpike, but for a few dollars, it gives you fast and easy access onto Orange Blossom Trail, where if you then go North, it will take you places like Gatorland and Florida Mall & Mall of Millenia.

Also, Osceola Parkway is a quick way to the International Airports – just follow signs off the Osceola Parkway onto SR417 Central Florida Greenway.

When returning after your day out, just drive onto Disney internal roads and follow signs for Animal Kingdom / Animal Kingdom Lodge.

When you approach the Animal Kingdom entrance, keep in left lane following signs for Animal Kingdom Lodge.

At traffic lights turn left onto Sherberth Road (you will notice a small 192 sign on the right pointing left before this junction.

Follow winding roads in reverse. You can join the US192 and turn right on the red light and follow the US192 to the US27.