Parking at the Walt Disney World Resort
You’ve driven your own vehicle to Walt Disney World, or maybe you’ve rented a car. Eventually, you’re going to have to park it someplace, right? Here are some guidelines for parking your vehicle at the World:
DISNEY RESORT PARKING
Overnight Self-Parking — Effective for reservations made March 21, 2018 and thereafter, standard overnight self-parking is available to registered guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.
Standard Overnight Parking charges per Resort Category:
- Disney Value Resorts: $13 per night
- Disney Moderate Resorts: $19 per night
- Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24 per night
Complimentary standard parking is available to guests staying at the Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Each campsite provides parking space for one motorized vehicle.
Designated parking areas are available throughout Walt Disney World Resort for guests with disabilities. A valid disability parking permit is required.
Disney Vacation Club Members will not be charged for standard overnight self-parking when staying at a DVC Deluxe Villa, regardless of whether they use vacation points or another form of payment. Members also will not be charged to park when using vacation points to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.
NOTE: Guests staying at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin must pay a $23 per day self-parking fee.
WHICH GUESTS MUST PAY TO PARK?
Non-Disney resort guests, or those staying off Disney property (with the exception of the above-mentioned passholders and program members) will be charged to park a vehicle at the four major theme parks. Guests need only pay for parking once per day and can move from park to park that day without paying again. Show the parking receipt received at the first park to the cast member at the next park’s tollbooths to enter the parking lot without paying an additional charge.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARK AT THE DISNEY THEME PARKS?
As of October 2018:
Platinum Plus, Platinum, Gold and Silver Passholders may park at the theme parks during regular park hours free of charge. In addition, guests with Florida Resident Silver Pass, Florida Resident Weekday Select Pass and Epcot After 4 P.M. Pass get free theme park parking. Have your pass or MagicBand and photo ID ready when you approach the toll plaza.
The daily parking charges for are:
- Preferred Parking: car or motorcycle – $50 (Passholders and Resort Guests with “free parking” only pay $25)
- Standard Parking: car or motorcycle $25
- Shuttle, Limo, Trailer, or RV $30
- Bus/Tractor Trailer/ Camper – RV $30
ELECTRONIC CHARGING STATIONS
A number of ChargePoint charging stations are now available in parking lots at:
- Epcot – 4 stations in the Journey Parking Lot
- Animal Kingdom – 4 stations in the Medical Parking Lot
- Disney Springs – 3 stations on the 5th floor of the Orange Garage and 3 stations on the top floor of the Lime Garage (one is a handicapped parking space)
To use this service you will need a credit card or a pre-ordered ChargePoint card (chargepoint.com) The cost to charge at these stations is $0.35 per kilowatt hour with a minimum charge of $1.50. Charging will stop once the vehicle’s battery is fully charged. ChargePoint will “ping” the owner to alert them the car is ready.
WHAT ABOUT PARKING AT OTHER DISNEY VENUES?
Parking at Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Winter Summerland Mini-Golf, Fantasia Gardens Mini-Golf, Fort Wilderness, Wide World of Sports and self-parking at Disney Springs is free to all guests, including those staying off-property. Valet parking is also available at Disney Springs for a flat rate of $20. Please note: Payment is collected at time of pick-up, and gratuity is not included in the cost.
Self-parking for use of the entertainment and dining facilities at the Boardwalk’s entertainment area is also free. Please note during peak periods parking may be reserved for Boardwalk Resort guests only.
Self-parking at the Disney resorts for day visitors (guests not staying at the resort) is free to all guests; however some resorts have seasonal parking restrictions. Parking at any of the resorts to gain access to the theme parks is not allowed. You must show a photo ID when entering any Disney resort. Some Disney resorts may also ask for a Dining Reservation number from guests who are dining at the resort before allowing access to the resort parking lot.
Shades of Green charges $20 per day to park at the resort.
The Swan and Dolphin self-parking rate is $23 (plus tax) per exit or overnight and Valet is $33 (plus tax) per exit or overnight.
WHAT ABOUT VALET PARKING AT THE RESORTS?
Valet parking is available at the Grand Floridian, Polynesian, Contemporary, Yacht Club, Beach Club, Boardwalk, Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge resorts.
The valet parking fee at Walt Disney World resort deluxe hotels is $33. Once paid, however, you can use valet parking for the entire day at any resort that offers it without paying the fee again — show the day’s valet receipt at the next resort to avoid being charged again.
Tables in Wonderland Members may valet park free of charge when dining at any Disney resort (and also the Swan and Dolphin) offering this service. Let the valet know you are parking with Tables in Wonderland. Upon return, show your card AND the receipt from the restaurant where you used the Tables in Wonderland card. NOTE: You may have to surrender the receipt to the valet, so be sure to ask your server for a duplicate copy if you need to retain one.
Valet parking is free of charge to all vehicles displaying a disabilities tag at Disney facilities offering valet service. This is not true at the Swan and Dolphin.
Valet parking at the Swan and Dolphin hotels is $33 + tax. If you are dining at one of the signature restaurants at the Swan and Dolphin request a validation from the hostess stand.
NOTE: Valet parking at the Swan and Dolphin is not reciprocal with the Disney-owned resorts. Disney resorts’ valet receipts will not be honored by the Swan and Dolphin or vice versa.
Whether you pay for valet parking or receive it free as a perk, remember to tip your valet for taking or retrieving your vehicle.
For more information about valet parking at Walt Disney World, please visit AllEars.Net’s Valet Parking page.
WHERE SHOULD GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES PARK?
Designated parking areas are available throughout Walt Disney World Resort for Guests with disabilities. A valid disability parking permit is required.
Theme Park Parking
Guests with the ability to walk short distances and step onto courtesy trams should park in the main parking lots of Magic Kingdom park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Courtesy trams will then transport Guests to each theme park’s Main Entrance.
Disability Parking Lots
Guests with mobility disabilities – including those traveling with personal wheelchairs, electric scooters or other mobility devices – should park in the Disability Parking Lots, located a short distance from the Main Entrance of each to each of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort. Please note that courtesy trams do not stop at these locations.
For further directions on parking options, inquire at the Auto Plaza located at the entrance of each of the Walt Disney World Theme Park Parking lots, or call guest services at (407) 824-2222.
Each of the four major theme parks, the water parks, resorts and all other Disney venues has special parking areas assigned for guests with disabilities. At the theme parks, ask for directions to those areas at the tollbooths or ask the cast member directing parking in the lots. There is usually a blue stripe painted on the pavement that disabled guests can follow to the Disabled Parking Area. All other venues, resorts and restaurants have parking for disabled guests clearly marked with signs and symbols painted on the pavement.