Parking at Walt Disney World is plentiful. While complimentary transportation is available to all guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, guests may still choose to drive while visiting Walt Disney World. Here are descriptions of the parking fees and lots.
Day guests must pay a fee for parking at Walt Disney World theme parks. The daily parking fees are as follows:
Preferred parking: car or motorcycle – $45 per day
Standard parking: car or motorcycle – $22 per day
Shuttle, Limo, Camper, Trailer or RV – $23 per day
Bus or Tractor Trailer – $27 per day
Guests pay one fee per day and the parking permit is good at all theme park lots. Keep your permit/receipt as proof of payment when moving to a different theme park on the same day.
Annual Passholders and guests staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel receive complimentary parking when driving to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Animal Kingdom.
Guests now have the option of paying an extra fee to park closer to the theme park and water park entrances. This fee is $45 per vehicle.
Theme Park Parking
The parking lot at Magic Kingdom is at the Ticket and Transportation Center, approximately a mile from the theme park entrance. Guests will either walk or ride a tram to the Ticket and Transportation Center. Security and bag check for Magic Kingdom is located at the Ticket and Transportation Center. After going through security guests need to take a monorail, ferry boat, or bus to the Magic Kingdom gates from the Ticket and Transportation Center.
The parking lots at the Ticket and Transportation Center are divided into 2 sections: Heroes and Villains. The Heroes lots include: Woody, Aladdin, Peter Pan, Simba, Mulan, and Rapunzel. The Villains lots include: Zurg, Jafar, Hook, Scar, Cruella, and Ursula.
Guests park at lots adjacent to the Epcot theme park. Lots are named Discover, Amaze, Journey, Imagine, Create, and Wonder. Guests may walk or take tram transportation to the Epcot entrance from the parking lots.
At Hollywood Studios guests park in lots adjacent to the theme park. The lot names include: Television, Stage, Film, and Music. Guests may walk or utilize tram service from the parking lot to the park gates. With the Hollywood Studios expansion, the entrance may be relocated and the lots reconfigured.
At Animal Kingdom guests park adjacent to the park and may walk or utilize a tram to get to the park entrance. Lot names include: Peacock, Butterfly, Unicorn, Dinosaur, and Giraffe.
There is no fee to park at Disney Springs. There are 2 parking garages, orange and lime, that feature great technology. Outside the parking garages there are signs that lists the number of available spots, and above the parking spots are red and green lights that indicate whether the spots are occupied. There is no bus transportation from Disney Springs to the theme parks.
Parking at the water parks is complimentary. There are no trams in the water park lots, guests must walk to the main entrance.
Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort may park at that resort free of charge for the length of their stay. Guests will be issued a parking permit upon check-in and that permit should be displayed in the car window when parking at the resort. Alternatively, Magic Bands may be scanned at the parking gates.
Guests visiting other resorts are permitted to park at the resort free of charge for a couple of hours. For example, guests with a dining reservation at a resort can park during their dining experience.
Valet parking at Walt Disney World is available at Deluxe Resorts. The fee is $25 per day, plus gratuity. Tables in Wonderland members receive free valet parking when dining at a resort that offers valet parking. Guests must show a restaurant receipt and Tables in Wonderland card when retrieving their car.
Self- Parking at the Swan and Dolphin is $18. There is a $5 fee for parking at Shades of Green Resort. There are occasional, seasonal parking restrictions at other resorts, particularly during the Christmas season.
TheMouseForLess Tips for Parking at Walt Disney World
Make a point to note your parking location. Tram drivers will repeat the location over the loudspeaker. Write it down, take a photo, or make a note in your phone of the parking location.
Take a look at how far your parking location is from the park entrance Sometimes it’s faster to walk to the entrance than take a tram.
Children need to be out of the stroller and the stroller folded before entering a parking tram. Keep this in mind when choosing which stroller to take on your trip.
After parking, guests should go to the front of the cars to assemble strollers, gather family members, etc. Be aware that cars will still be parking in the lot beside and behind your vehicle.
Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Disney Springs now have ChargePoints in each of their parking lots. If you drive an electric car this is where you’ll want to try and park. Charge your vehicle while you’re out and get a “ping” notification when it’s fully charged.