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  • On Mar 2, 2022
    Donna from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How can I pay for preferred parking for Epcot before I arrive?

    Hey there, Donna, and welcome to planDisney! Your visit is only days away, and I’m sure you’re excited by now. With a visit this close, you may already have your luggage packed! Since you're planning to head to EPCOT, be sure to indulge in a Gingerbread Caramel Cookie Sandwich from Karmell-Küche. If you’ve never had this cookie, be sure to try it. You'll thank me later!  

    Donna, Theme Park parking fees are paid when checking in - and choosing preferred parking - with the Cast Member at the EPCOT parking lot entrance. Although you can not directly pay for parking before your arrival, you can set aside the parking funds with a Disney Gift Card. My family and I enjoy using Disney Gifts Cards to manage our spending inside the “bubble” and surprisingly, it has helped us enjoy our Disney visits even more.! And if you are concerned about the preferred parking lot filling up, Hakuna Matata! It means No Worries. In my experience, there has always been space available in the preferred parking lot, no matter what time I arrive in the parks. 

    Remember that your parking pass is good for the entire day and across the Theme Parks! So if you are planning to park hop, keep up with your parking receipt and show it to the Cast Member at your second park so that you will not have to pay for parking again. 

    I hope this helps, Donna! The magic awaits!

    Until Next Time, 

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