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  • On Dec 3, 2022
    Amy from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I'm going to stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge and plan on visiting Animal Kingdom the day I fly into Orlando. If I park at the Animal Kingdom parking lot before I check into Animal Kingdom Lodge, will I have to pay for parking twice?

    Hello there, Amy, and a warm welcome to planDisney!

    I was so happy to see your question today as it brought back many happy memories from our recent visit to Walt Disney World Resort as Guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House. Amy you are going to absolutely love staying there, I could go on about the authentically replicated theming throughout this Resort hotel, and I hope you make time to explore the magnificent lobby to see the largest collection of African art in the United States! Not only that, but you will enjoy the many benefits as a Guest at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, not to mention the conveniences, which leads me to your question about parking. The quick answer is no, you will not have to pay twice, which I will go into further detail for you.

    Amy, as a Guest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, you will incur a nightly parking fee at the hotel, but the good news is that parking at any Walt Disney World Resort theme park will be complimentary as one of many Disney Resort Hotel Guest benefits. I recommend completing your Disney Resort hotel Online Check-In before your arrival to facilitate Disney’s Direct-to-Room Service via the My Disney Experience App, this way when you arrive at the theme park Auto Plaza booth, the Cast Member will be able to verify your Resort hotel information by scanning your valid MagicBand or Disney MagicMobile pass on your mobile device. You will be presented with a parking voucher to display on your dashboard, which will be valid for use at any other theme park for the remainder of the day if you plan on Park Hopping

    Amy, you could also check into Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, leave your luggage with Bell Services if your Guest Room is not ready, leave your vehicle at the hotel parking lot and head over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park using complimentary Walt Disney World® Resort Bus Transportation to enjoy your day. If you complete your Online Check-In, you will receive a notification on your mobile device with information about your Guest Room details when it is ready.

    Tip:
    Enjoy the convenience of the Car Locator feature on the My Disney Experience App or remember to take a photo of your section and aisle number for quick reference at the end of your theme park visit.

    It was my pleasure offering a few tips, Amy, thank you kindly for stopping by planDisney!

    Best Disney Wishes!
    Jacqueline

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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