Mickey and Minnie Statues in Front of Fireworks
  • On May 9, 2023
    Joy 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'm an annual passholder and I would like to upgrade to preferred parking. How do I do that?

    Hiya Joy! 

    As a fellow Annual Passholder, I’m delighted to welcome you to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by with your question for us.

    With all the fantastic perks that come with Annual Passes, such as dining and merchandise discounts, along with being able to return to the magic all year long, it’s no wonder my family renews our passes every year. And, of course, one of those perks includes complimentary standard parking!

    Joy, I'm excited to hear you're considering upgrading standard parking at the theme parks to preferred parking. In this case, all you have to do is let the Cast Member know at the theme park gate. They will scan your admission card, Disney MagicMobile, or MagicBand to confirm your Annual Pass, and you will only be charged the price difference. Yippie! After this, they will hand you a Preferred Parking Pass for your car, and as you drive into the theme park, you'll follow the Preferred Parking signage. There will also be Cast Members who are happy to show you where to park.   

    You'll find preferred parking lots to be much closer to the theme park entrances, and your achy feet will thank you for upgrading on the days you walk a lot. 

    Wishing you an enchanting visit, Joy!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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