• On Jul 5, 2017
    Samantha from NE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How much does it cost to park at Magic Kingdom? Rent a stroller? How early do we need to be parked in order to be in the gate when it opens? Any tips for going with a 3 year old who gets tired in the heat easily? Thanks!

    Hi, Samantha!

    Visiting Walt Disney World with a toddler is one of my most magical memories ever! It may seem like a tedious venture, but it is all worth it!

    There are a few parking options when visiting the theme parks. Complimentary parking is provided to all guests who are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort. 

    If you are staying off property, here are the parking fees: 
    Standard -$20/day or Preferred-$40/day 

    Strollers are a must-have when visiting Walt Disney World with your 3-year-old. We never visit without one. It's perfect when our little Princess and Pirate get tired or need a quick nap. Strollers can be rented at each park for $15/day or $13/day for multiple days. You can also rent from Orlando area companies and have your stroller delivered to your resort/hotel, whether you are staying on or off property. 

    I would suggest to arrive an hour before the gates open to enjoy the cool morning air and low crowds. Also, know that you can exit and -re-enter the same park all day. So when your sweet little one needs a break mid-day, just go and take a nap at your hotel and come back that night to finish up your magical day. Our family also keeps plenty of snacks with us while in the parks. Anything that does not require heating can be brought into the parks. Juice, water, fruit, and your little ones favorite snacks will help keep them hydrated in the heat. There's also a Baby Care Center in each theme park with baby supplies, rocking chairs, and air conditioning to help calm down and cool off your toddler! 

    Thanks Samantha for your question! If you need any more help, please visit with us again!

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Meet the Panelist: Korliss, Alabama

My love for all things Disney developed at the age of three from my parents. Today, my Prince, Princess, husband, and extended family share my passion for Walt Disney World too. I am excited to share my passion with you, as I help you plan your next Disney vacation.  Learn More About Korliss

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