Epcot Monorail around Spaceship Earth
  • On Sep 21, 2022
    Amy from Northern Ireland Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the parking situation for those not staying in Disney resorts? Thanks.

    Greetings, Amy!

    Welcome to planDisney! I am so very glad that you stopped by with your planning question. There are a variety of parking options available for Guests staying at hotels that are not part of the Walt Disney World Resorts Collection. Here's all you need to know about parking at The Most Magical Place on Earth during your upcoming visit. 

    Parking is available at all four theme parks. You will pay a set fee per day and you will be given a pass that will give you access to parking at any of the four theme parks and you can come and go throughout the day as needed. There are preferred, standard, and oversized vehicle parking options available. It is worth noting that the parking lot for Magic Kingdom Park is located at the Ticket and Transportation Center. Once you park you will head to the Ticket and Transportation Center, where you will have the option of taking the ferry or monorail to the park. There are also trams available in the Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom Parking lots that can take you to the main entrance. Standard parking is available at the water parks and there is no fee. 

    Should you wish to travel to one of The Walt Disney World Resort Collection hotels as a day Guest to enjoy shopping, dining, and other experiences complimentary self-parking is available. And speaking of shopping and dining, Disney Springs is an amazing spot to try a huge variety of restaurant options. Parking at Disney Springs is available at both surface lots and parking garages. Standard parking is also complimentary here. Valet parking is available for a fee. 

    While we are on the topic of parking, I want to add information about one of the My Disney Experience app's newest features. Car Locater is a new service in the app that helps you avoid the "Where did we park the car?" game at the end of a long day. After you arrive at the parks and find your spot, open the app and select the Car Locator option. Follow the prompts to save your parking info. At the end of your day, open Car Locator to get all the details you may have forgotten while having the best day ever!

    I hope your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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