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  • On Jan 22, 2023
    Lena from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you have to pay for parking at Disney world if you’re not a resort guest?

    Lena,

    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Yes, there is a charge for parking at the theme parks. There are a few options, including standard parking, preferred parking, and areas for oversized vehicles. The pricing for some of these categories are seasonal, so rather than quote you the current price, which could change before you arrive, I would suggest that a few weeks before your trip you check the parking page to see the current cost.

    The preferred parking is just like the standard self-parking, but you are simply closer to the front of the parking area near the park gates. On busy days this can save you some time getting from your car to your first attraction!

    BONUS TIP
    If you pay for parking at one of the theme parks, that will cover your parking at all the theme parks that day. So if you park in the morning at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and in the afternoon drive over to Disney's Hollywood Studios, you do not have to pay a second time.

    BONUS TIP #2
    Make sure you have the My Disney Experience App installed on your phone. Why? When you park at the Disney theme parks the new Car Locator feature will help you remember where you parked, helping you quickly find your car so you can head off to your next adventure!

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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