Everything You Need to Know About Parking Fees at Walt Disney World
Many Disney regulars will regale you stories of Disney World parking being FREE to all resort guests and or setting visitors back a modest $10 a day. Sadly, those days are gone and there have been numerous changes when it comes to Walt Disney World parking fees. Whether your planning your first visit to the Mouse or are visiting for the first time in a while, here’s a quick overview of how much you’ll want to budget for parking during your Disney visit.
Parking Fees for Resort Guests
Historically Disney offered free resort parking for guests staying at one of Disney World’s official resorts. However, this changed a few years back and Disney NOW charges resort guests nightly parking fees. The fees are based on the category of resort you are staying in. These rates seem to be going up year on year with a recent increase being announced. Since some guests will not be impacted by the change but others will, we’ll share with you both rates.
For reservations made before June 18, 2019 for arrivals in 2019 or 2020:
- Disney Value Resorts: $13 per night
- Disney Moderate Resorts: $19 per night
- Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24 per night
For reservations made June 18, 2019 and thereafter for arrivals in 2020:
- Disney Value Resorts: $15 per night
- Disney Moderate Resorts: $20 per night
- Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $25 per night
Valet Parking: Valet Parking is available at select Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villas for $33 per night (sales tax included).
Disney Vacation Club Members: Members will not be charged for standard overnight self-parking when staying at a DVC Deluxe Villa, regardless of whether you 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.
Day Guests: Complimentary standard self-parking is available while enjoying select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences at Disney Resort hotels.
For Visitors to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground: Complimentary standard parking is available to Guests staying at the Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Each campsite provides parking space for one (1) motorized vehicle.
For Resort Guests Bringing More Than One Car: The rate outlined above is per car. If you are bringing two cars you’ll want to double the nightly fee.
Parking at Walt Disney World Theme Parks
Guests visiting the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom or Hollywood Studios must pay for a parking pass. Guests have two options to choose from. Preferred Parking which includes the lots in closest proximity to the theme park or standard parking. Here is a breakdown of costs.
- Preferred parking: car or motorcycle – $45-$50 per day*
- Standard parking: car or motorcycle – $25 per day
- Oversized Vehicle Parking: Shuttle, Limo, Camper Trailer, RV, Bus or Tractor Trailer – $30 per day
For Guests Staying Onsite at a Walt Disney World Resort and Annual Passholders –Standard theme park parking is included for registered Guests of Disney Resort hotels and select Annual Passholders. These Guests can also choose to enjoy preferred parking by paying the difference in cost between their included standard parking and preferred parking (the difference is currently $20-$25 per day*).
For Guests Visiting More Than One Theme Park Each Day – The parking fees outlined above cover you for all four theme parks. Just present the pass when you arrive and your next Walt Disney World theme park and you will not be required to repay for parking.
Parking at Disney’s Water Parks
For Guests Visiting the Water Parks – Standard parking at the water parks—Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach—is complimentary for all Guests.
Parking at Disney Springs
Standard self-parking is STILL complimentary at the Disney Springs area. Parking is available in surface parking lots and in 3 parking garages with direct access to Disney Springs.
Valet parking is also available at Disney Springs for a flat rate of $20 per day (sales tax included). Payment will be collected at the time of pick-up, and gratuity is not included in the cost.
Parking at ESPN Wide World of Sports
Standard parking is complimentary for all Guests.
Parking for Guests with Disabilities
Designated parking areas are available throughout Walt Disney World Resort for Guests with disabilities. A valid disability parking permit is required and standard parking rates apply.
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. If necessary, Guests may ask for space at the end of a row closest to the courtesy tram pick-up/drop-off location. Courtesy trams will then transport Guests to each theme park’s Main Entrance.
Theme Park Disability Parking Lots- Guests with mobility disabilities—including those travelling with personal wheelchairs, electric scooters or other mobility devices—should park in our Disability Parking Lots, located a short distance from the main entrance to each of the 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort. Courtesy trams do not stop at these locations.
For further directions on parking options, Guests should inquire at the theme park Auto Plaza (there’s an Auto Plaza at the entrance to each Walt Disney World theme park). Or, call Guest Services at (407) 824-2222.
Parking for Electric Cars
For your convenience, Disney does offer a number of ChargePoint charging stations at the parking lots at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Disney Springs. Here’s a look at each location:
- Magic Kingdom Park: 5 spaces—1 space at the front of the Jafar Parking Lot and 4 spaces at the front of the Zurg Parking Lot
- Epcot: 4 spaces at the front of the Journey Parking Lot
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park: 4 spaces in the Medical Parking Lot
- Disney Springs: 6 spaces—3 on the 5th floor of the Orange Garage and 3 on the 5th floor of the Lime Garage
Upon arriving, guests should ask a Cast Member for directions to the nearest charging ports. However, it should be noted that access if given on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests opting for the service will be required to use a credit card or a pre-ordered ChargePoint card—available at chargepoint.com. The cost to charge at these stations is $0.35 per kilowatt-hour, with a minimum service amount of $1.50. Charging will stop once the vehicle’s battery is fully charged. ChargePoint will “ping” the owners to alert them when their car is ready.
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