• On Jul 7, 2019
    Kern from MA 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.

    Can I leave Disney after a few hours and then re-enter and not have to pay for parking again?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kern!

    I see you’ll be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in just a few weeks, and I know just how excited you’re getting. I think summer is a most excellent time for a Disney trip - longer days mean more time for theme park fun, and the summer heat is the perfect excuse to eat Mickey-shaped ice cream treats and, my personal favorite, Dole Whips!

    Kern, I have great news for you. Once you pay for theme park parking, you may leave and re-enter any of the four theme park parking areas (Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park). For current parking fees, and even more details, please see the Parking web page.

    Complimentary theme park parking is one of the many fantastic benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, so if you’ll be a Disney hotel Guest, the Parking Cast Member will scan your MagicBand as you enter the parking area. If you’re a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder, parking is included with your Annual Pass, so just show your Annual Pass card and ID, and you’ll be all set.

    My family almost always take a break in the middle of our theme park days – it’s great to get out of the heat and take a nap, enjoy a good meal in the air conditioning, or go for a swim. Then, as we get closer to the evening, when the weather has cooled a bit, we head back for some more fun. I think it’s fantastic that you’re planning a mid-day break, and I love that you’re figuring out all the logistics so you can focus on the fun when you arrive. Be sure to read the Disney Parks Blog as you count down to the magic – they post the latest news, tasty treats, and great tips so you can make the most of every moment on your vacation. Have the best time!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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