• On Feb 28, 2017
    Helen from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are staying off the resort, three mikes away. What should we anticipate for time to get in park and are there parking fees?

    Hello Helen and thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with such an important question. 
    I'm so excited to know you are planning to visit Walt Disney World Resort during your stay in the beautiful Orlando area and I'm quite sure you'll enjoy a fabulous time! 
    Each Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park benefits from it's own large parking lot and I'm happy to share with you that currently Parking for non-Disney Resort Guests is covered by a one fee for a parking pass which is good for all day use at any of the 4 Disney Theme Parks; which means you could spend the morning at a Disney Theme Park, go back to your lodgings and return to park your vehicle on the same day and only incur 1 parking fee.  
    You may be pleased to know that currently standard self-parking at either of Disney's 2 Water Parks and Disney Springs is complimentary for all Guests. 
    My top parking tip is to be sure to take a quick snap on your smart phone of your designated parking area and row number because after what might be a long and magical day it's easy to forget if you were parked in either Rapunzel or Zurg! 
    To help plan your arrival timings you may wish to utilise the Park Hours & Calendars; I would recommend allowing yourselves up to an hours travel time, after all you are on vacation and there's no need for added time constraints or stress. 
    Have a great Disney day. 
    ~ Jane 
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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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