When planning your trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, the last thing you probably think about is parking. If your plan includes driving down to Florida or renting a car upon arrival, you’ll want to keep parking in mind whether you choose to stay on property at a Disney Resort Hotel or stay at a hotel off property. Here are four things to keep in mind when it comes to parking on Disney property:
4. Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
Disney’s two water parks are both accessible by car, if you’re staying off property, and by bus, if you’re staying on property. Unlike the theme parks, Disney water parks have complimentary standard parking!
3. Disney Springs
Just like the water parks, Disney Springs offers complimentary parking for guests. However, valet parking is also available for a flat rate of $33 per day. If you’re staying on property, depending on which resort you’re staying at you may have a few different options to get there if you don’t want to drive. All resorts have bus stations with buses leaving for Disney Springs approximately every 15 to 20 minutes. Some resorts that are a little closer to Disney Springs offer water taxis and boats to get you there.
Disney charges a nightly fee for Disney Resort Guest parking, which will appear on your hotel folio upon checkout. Charges for Disney Value Resorts are a fee of $15 per night. Disney Moderate Resorts are $20 per night. Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts are $25 per night or $33 per night for valet parking. Note: If you are only visiting as a day guest, such as for a dining reservation, you can park for free, but be prepared to show proof of a reservation.
1. Theme Parks
The price to park your car is the same at all four theme parks. For $25, you can park your car for the entire day at any of the four theme parks, meaning that if you decide to hop to another park, you won’t have to pay again. If you do plan on hopping, you might want to use Disney transportation for an easier travel experience. You can also decide to park your car in a preferred spot for $50, which means parking closer to the entrance of the theme park. If you’re staying on property, you will be charged a fee for parking at the resort, but standard parking at the four theme parks is complimentary for resort guests. Note – oversized vehicles such as campers or RVs cost $30 per day.
There are many forms of Disney transportation including the Monorail, Skyliner, boats, buses, and walking paths. These will help you minimize the amount you have to pay while at the Walt Disney World Resort as every penny counts! But if you do need to bring your own car, at least now you’re in the loop!
Monet is a senior majoring in journalism at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is a Disney AP holder and a Disney College Program alum. You can find her covered in pixie dust singing along to the Festival of Fantasy parade soundtrack while dreaming about dole whips and blogging her life away.