• On Oct 28, 2020
    Chelsey from Warwick Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Good day, I was going to take a taxi but decided to drive to disney. If magic kingdom opens at 9 what is the earliest time i can be in the parking lot?

    Hi Chelsea!

    Thanks for visiting planDisney! We are so happy to help guests plan aspects of their vacation! I'm glad I can help you with your question about parking at the Walt Disney World Resort! For guests who decide to drive to the Most Magical Place on Earth, parking is plentiful at the theme parks.  Standard parking is available for $25 per day.  Preferred parking is available for $45-50 per day, depending on the car size.  If you are staying at one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, there is a fee for parking per day. Value Resort guests are charged $15 per day for parking. Moderate Resort guests are charged a daily parking fee of $20.  Finally, guests of Deluxe resorts are responsible for a daily parking fee of $25.

    Chelsea, it is very important to have a transportation plan when heading to the parks in the early morning! Guests wishing to drive to Magic Kingdom before park opening can arrive up to one hour prior to park opening.  My suggestion to you is to head be at the entry gates at the one hour mark to ensure you get a good spot.  You can then park your car, and head to the ferry or monorail for transport to Magic Kingdom

    Should you ultimately decide not to drive, there are several transportation options for you.  If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you may opt to take a bus to Magic Kingdom.  If you are staying at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, or Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort, you can choose to take a water taxi to the theme park.  If you are staying off property, you can opt for a taxi to take you to the Transportation and Ticket Center, and then you can take a ferry or monorail over to Magic Kingdom.

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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