WDW Transportation
  • On Feb 20, 2024
    Jennifer from AL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi planDisney, we are planning to drive down for a magical visit and we will be staying at ASM. I think we will be driving the 2 hrs the morning of one of our park days. Is theme park parking included on the day we checkin?

    Hi Jennifer,

    It's so wonderful that you are back to visit us at planDisney! We can't get enough of our pals around here. 

    I am happy to share with you that as a Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guest, parking is included in your stay from the moment you arrive on check-in day until you say "Ta Ta For Now" on the day that you check out. 

    We have made the long drive to Walt Disney World Resort from all over the country since we have lived from New England to West Texas to South Georgia. So, from one mom who identified with three of the Seven Dwarfs after her journey (Happy, Sleepy, & sometimes Grumpy) to another, I would suggest a slight change to your plan:

    I like to make sure that I have completed Online Check-In. Then, I drive directly to my Walt Disney World Resort hotel. If I have not yet received my magical "Room Ready" text, I unload our bags and leave them with the helpful and friendly Cast Members at Bell Services. That way, I can park our car one time and wish it well until I see it again at the end of our unforgettable vacation. 

    Then, you can hop right on the convenient Walt Disney World Resort transportation to the theme parks and it feels like our hassle-free Disney day has really begun! 

    When you return to your Resort hotel in the evening, simply give the Bell Services Cast Members a call to let them know that you have arrived and they will gladly deliver your bags to your room. I like to be sure to tip them, but that is up to you! 

    This feels like a magical arrival for a Walt Disney World Resort vacation that is sure to be practically perfect in every way. 

    Quick Tip: as you are planning your in-car activities for the journey from Alabama, make sure to download the latest episodes of the planDisney Podcast. Those hours will fly by as you listen to advice from your Disney friends.

    Jennifer, please let me know how else we can help as you gear up for your next adventure. We are always here for you. 

    Adventure is out there,

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"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince, a homeschool mom to two bold and brilliant daughters, and a wine educator. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I'm so glad you have joined us and would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation! Learn More About Sally

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