AA: WDW Bus transportation; multigenerational
  • On Jan 22, 2024
    Maggie from MO 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 need to pick my son up from Epcot, but I need to park and walk up to the park entrance. He is with a group, and I will not be able to just wait in the ride share area to pick him up. Is there a place I can park and not be charged?

    Hello, Maggie, and welcome to planDisney! I suspect you're currently at Walt Disney World Resort, so let's hustle along to see your parking options. We can't let your little prince be stranded, even if he is at the Most Magical Place on Earth!

    I chatted with a friendly Cast Member who said parking fees are rarely waived, but she recommended you explain your situation at the entrance gate; the attendants there might have a suggestion for you. But be prepared to pay to park since that might be your only alternative.

    Another idea is to recruit a pal or another parent to go with you who could drop you at the ride-share area and circle the lot while you meet your son. The trip chaperone may have a suggestion. That's what friends are for!

    If you are a guest of a Disney Resort Hotel, you could use complimentary Disney Transportation to EPCOT, meet your son at the park entrance, and take transportation back to your resort together. That would avoid parking fees. 

    According to the Parking landing page, the current fee for standard parking is $30, but that's always subject to change. Another option is to check the cost of a round-trip ride-share service and compare that cost to the parking fees. 

    Maggie, I hope I've given you some ideas for picking up your precious cargo! Please stop by planDisney anytime.

    Magic awaits,
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