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  • On Jul 5, 2022
    Patricia from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I will be attending a Welcome Party Reception at EPCOT at 7p.m. Will I need to pay to park ? Thank You

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Patricia. Thanks for dropping by with your question. 

    A welcome reception at EPCOT sounds absolutely lovely. That's going to be so much fun. EPCOT is the perfect spot for something like that. 

    Patricia, will you be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel? If yes, then parking is complimentary at all of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks for you. If not, standard parking is $25.00 a day (subject to change at any time)  but is transferable from park to park. So if you are not staying on property and visit a different Walt Disney World Theme Park before your welcome reception, be sure to ask for a receipt. Then, if the parking booth attendants are still there when you arrive you'll just flash your receipt and off you'll go. 

    It's hard to answer your question for sure, Patricia. There isn't a set time when the parking attendant booth Cast Members leave and parking is wide open. Now, I've visited the parks many times in the evening and have been able to drive right in, however, it's been inconsistent times. I would plan on paying to park and if it turns out you don't need to, treat yourself to a fun snack or sip around The World Showcase. 

    I'm sorry I don't have more of a definitive answer for you. If you have any other questions, 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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