Girl at Disneyworld
  • On Apr 2, 2022
    Christy from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will arrive at WDW in time for park opening. Have hotel reservations at WDW resort beginning that day. Would like to drive straight to park for opening prior to checking in are we considered a resort guest? How do we get free parking ?

    Christy, hello and welcome to planDisney

    I see that you have a trip to the Most Magical Place On Earth in just a few short weeks. I bet you are getting so excited. The countdown is on! 

    Christy, I think you'll be glad to know that the on-property Guest amenities start the morning that you check-in. This means you'll be able to head straight to the Walt Disney World Theme Park of your choice and be able to receive complimentary theme park parking. All of your information such as your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel reservation and your Walt Disney World Theme Park tickets can be found on your MyDisneyExperience account. When you head to park at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks you'll pull up to the parking attendant booths. The Cast Member working will scan your MagicBand, keys to the world card or your MyDisneyExperience via your mobile device and be able to see that you are indeed an on-property Guest. You'll be waved in free of charge and directed to your parking spot. It's as easy as Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo. 

    Once you get to your parking spot, Christy, I suggest taking note of which aisle and section of the parking lot you are in. I like to text the group of people that are with me this information in case one of our phones dies. This comes in handy after a long day at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Something else I like to do is keep a small cooler of water in the car. It's so nice to have refreshing water waiting on your when you get back to the car after the day. 

    I hope this helps you plan your day a little bit better, Christy. If you have any other questions about your upcoming trip or anything else, please feel free to stop back by and ask me

    Have fun!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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