Early bird suggestions?

Parks, resorts, dining, attractions, vacations

hhnights
I need help planning a day at WDW in mid-October.

I will only be at the resort for one day, and I intend to split the day
between MK and EPCOT.  Since World Showcase stays open later than MK, I
would like to start the day at MK and end at EPCOT.  That should give me a
full twelve hour day (9AM to 9PM)

Where would you suggest that I park?  Would it be easier to park my car at
EPCOT and take transpo to MK so that I will end the day where my car is?
What is the earliest hour I can park my car in the EPCOT lot if the park
opens at 9AM?  At what time do they begin transportation to the MK front
gate?

Thx.
                                            
hhnights
At the risk of starting a flame war, is parking at a resort acceptable
during mid-week?