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  • On Jul 20, 2022
    Donald from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Where is the best place to park for Animal kingdom?

    Hey there, Donald, and welcome to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by the panel with your question! It’s fantastic to see that you are planning to spend some time at my favorite Walt Disney World Theme Park — Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We can’t let navigating the parking lot stand in the way of your Theme Park fun! 

    Donald, as you approach Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, you will be greeted by a Cast Member who will welcome you to the resort and ask if you would like standard parking or preferred parking. Parking fees do apply, and in my experience, there hasn’t been much difference in distance between parking preferred or standard. I will caveat that with the fact that we typically arrive at the Theme Parks very early, so the parking lots are still filling up. If you are planning to arrive at the Theme Park later in the morning, I suggest considering preferred parking if you’d like to be closer to the park entrance. There are also parking lot Cast Members present when you arrive at the parking lot that will guide you to the available parking spaces. But really, anywhere in the parking lot is a great place to park because Trams are back operating at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! So if you’re concerned about the walk to the park entrance, you can hop on the tram, and you’ll get dropped off right near the front gate! 

    Another great addition is that Walt Disney World has recently released the complimentary Car Locator feature in the My Disney Experience mobile app. The Car Locator uses Location Services to find and save your parking details at select Walt Disney World Resort parking locations. 

    I hope this helps, Donald! If you have more questions while planning your Disney Vacation, stop back by and let me know

    You’ve got a friend in me, 

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Meet the Panelist: Phillip, Alabama

Hi there! I’m Phillip from Alabama and you can consider me your skipper. I love helping families navigate the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney planning is like a trip through a jungle - there may be twists and turns but with a little patience and pixie dust I’m here to help you have the most magical time! Learn More About Phillip

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