• On Nov 20, 2017
    Nitin from NC 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.

    Hello, We will be visiting the magic kingdom on 6th December, is there a way I can book the preferred parking in advance?

    Hi, Nitin!

    Preferred Parking at the Walt Disney World theme parks will allow you to park closer to the main gate of each theme park. There is a fee that you will pay each day upon entering the parking lot in addition to the cost of Standard Parking. Parking is paid just one time a day, so keep your receipt for mid-day breaks or Park Hopping. 

    You do not need to reserve your parking ahead of time. When approaching the parking area, simply tell the friendly Cast Member you would like to purchase Preferred Parking. You will pay at that time, then will be directed to the Preferred Parking area. 

    If you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel, Standard Parking at the theme parks is complimentary. If you decide to use Preferred Parking you will pay the upgrade cost only, so let the Cast Member know you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel and show your MagicBand for identification. 

    Regardless of where you park, make sure to jot down your parking location with section and row number. After a long day in the park, you do not want to forget where you parked (yes, I am speaking from experience and it is not fun to wander around having to find a rental car that looks like every other rental car!)

    Wishing you a magical visit and lots of close parking spots!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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