Parking at Disney World

First Timer’s Guide to Parking at Disney World

Parking at Disney World doesn’t have to be as complex as finding your way through a fairy-tale forest with many twists and turns. Whether you’re a day visitor coming to enjoy the parks, a guest staying at a Disney Resort hotel, or even just there to explore the dining and shopping, understanding your parking options can make your visit smoother and more magical!

Here’s what you need to know:

Parking at Theme Parks

Pay for a parking pass that will be honored all day at all of the theme parks. Be aware though, all parking fees are nonrefundable!

  • Standard Parking ($30 per day): For those visiting Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom, standard parking is available. Car and motorcycle parking fees are tiered daily. Prices are subject to change, so it’s always a good idea to check the latest rates on Disney’s official website.
  • Preferred Parking ($45, $50, or $55 per day): Located closer to the theme park entrances, preferred parking is available for an additional fee over standard parking rates. This option is ideal for guests looking for convenience and minimal walking distance to the entrances. If you are staying at a Disney Resort (and some Annual Passholders) then you have the ability to upgrade to preferred parking by paying the difference between standard and preferred!
  • Oversized Vehicle Parking ($35 per day): Buses, RVs, trailers, and other large vehicles have designated parking areas, available for a higher fee than standard vehicle parking.
  • Annual Passholders: Some Disney World Annual Passes include complimentary standard theme park parking. Be sure to check the benefits of your pass.
  • Disability Parking: Designated parking areas are available for guests with disabilities. A valid disability parking permit is required, and these spots are closer to the entrance of each park.

PArking at Disney Resorts

  • Hotel Guests: Overnight self-parking is available to registered guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. Each resort tier has different parking fees, with Deluxe Resorts typically being the highest. Valet parking is also available at Disney Deluxe Resorts, Villas, and Coronado Springs for an additional fee. Currently this service is $39 per night.
  • Day Visitors: Guests not staying overnight but wishing to dine, shop, or explore a Disney Resort hotel can use complimentary self-parking, which is subject to availability.
  • The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness: Each campsite is allotted one parking space.

Parking at Disney Springs

Parking at Disney Springs is complimentary for all guests. There are multiple parking garages and surface lots available. Valet parking is also offered for a fee. Disney recommends that guests allow for at least an hour of travel time when visiting Disney Springs. If you get hungry while you are there check out some of these restaurants!

Parking at the Water Parks

Complimentary parking is available at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Pretty straight forward.

Tips for a Smooth PArking Experience

  • Arrive Early: Especially during peak seasons, arriving early ensures you get a good parking spot and gives you more time to enjoy the parks.
  • Take a Photo of Your Parking Spot: Disney’s parking lots are vast. Taking a photo of your row number and the nearest landmark can help you locate your car more easily at the end of the day.
  • Car Locator Feature: Check out the My Disney Experience mobile app and utilize this feature to have your phone remember where you parked!
  • Use the Free Disney Transportation: If you’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel, take advantage of the complimentary transportation options to and from the parks.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging ($0.35 per kilowatt hour): A limited number of ChargePoint stations are available at select Theme Parks and Resorts on a first-come, first-served basis. Specifically, each of the four parks have at least four spaces with Magic Kingdom having the most, 5.

With these tips and information, you’re all set for a better parking experience at Walt Disney World Resort. Remember, parking policies and fees are subject to change, so it’s always a good idea to check the latest information directly from Disney before your visit. That can be found here: Disney Parking

Get started off on the right foot and enjoy your adventure at the happiest place on Earth!