• 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.

    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

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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