Gran Destino
  • On Dec 13, 2023
    Mike Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! If we are staying at the Coronado Springs Resort does our stay include parking at each theme park for free?

    You’re as welcome as can be at planDisney, Mike!

    Thanks for bringing your question our way. 

    I just returned from my stay at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort & Gran Destino Tower, and I cannot stop gushing about this stunning property! We loved strolling along the beautiful and lush grounds of the Resort hotel. I learned very quickly that my late-night hunger cravings could be fulfilled by visiting El Mercado de Coronado for their delicious nachos! The eatery was open until 11 PM EST during my stay (hours are subject to change, so I recommend checking them for the dates of your visit), and as a Texan, I loved trying their Tex-Mex Entrées! The nachos are number 1 on my approval list. 

    Mike, my family also prefers to drive around Walt Disney World Resort! I’m thrilled to tell you that Guests of Disney Resort hotels can enjoy complimentary overnight self-parking! You’ll also be happy to know that standard theme park parking is included for registered Guests of Disney Resort hotels. Once you head to the theme parks and stop at the parking booth, a Cast Member will verify your reservation and allow you to enter to head to the self-parking area. 

    If you prefer to park at the preferred parking lots closer to the entrance of the parks, you’ll only pay the difference in cost between your included parking and preferred parking. Yay! 

    If you’d rather take advantage of the complimentary standard parking as we do, Hakuna Matata, Mike! It means no worries, as courtesy trams have returned to all four theme parks! They conveniently take you from the parking lots to the Main Entrance of the parks or to the Ticket and Transportation Center when visiting Magic Kingdom Park

    Since you plan on parking a vehicle at the theme parks, I would love to tell you about a complimentary feature in your My Disney Experience Mobile App called the Car Locator. It saves your parking location on your phone in the app, so you’re not worried about trying to remember where your car was parked after spending the day at the park!

    To use this feature, simply open up the My Disney Experience Mobile App. Next, select the three horizontal lines (☰) on the bottom right. Then, scroll down and choose Car Locator. Finally, save the parking location (usually, it pulls up the information automatically), and that’s it! At the end of your visit, simply open up the app and head back to the Car Locator option, and it will tell you which parking area you can find your car in. 

    Wishing you an enchanting visit, Mike!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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