• On Mar 17, 2017
    Dianne from VT 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.

    How do you obtain a parking pass? Do I buy one daily upon parking at the park?

    Hi, Dianne!

    It is great news that you will be visiting a Walt Disney World theme park. You must be so excited to be planning your trip!

    If you are a guest at one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, standard parking is complimentary. Simply show your MagicBand when entering the lot, and a cast member will scan your band and direct you to the parking area. While standard parking is complimentary, there will be a charge for preferred parking (puts you closer to the main gate).

    Guests who are not staying on property will pay a daily parking fee when arriving at the theme park parking lot. You can choose between standard parking or upgraded preferred parking. You will only need to pay one time a day, so keep you receipt if you take a mid-day break or if you plan to park hop.

    Make sure to remember where you park your car! The parking lots are huge and all the cars look alike after a while. Either jot down your section and row, or if you have a camera or smart phone, snap a quick picture of the sign at the end of your row. Believe me - I am speaking from experience - it is no fun to misplace your car at the end of a long day in the parks! THAT is a mistake  you make only once!

    Wishing you a magical stay in Walt Disney World!

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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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