• On Aug 11, 2021
    Danielle from CA 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! I have tickets to Disneyland and also have reservations to stay at Disneyland Hotel the same evening. We are going directly to the park. Do we have to pay for parking both at the park and at the hotel? At WDW, you did not have to.

    Hello Danielle!

    Welcome to planDisney! September is just around the corner, so I hope you are getting excited about your visit to the happiest place on earth, the Disneyland Resort!

    The parking situation at the Disneyland Resort is indeed different than at Walt Disney World. Guests of Disneyland Resort Hotels are charged a standard overnight parking fee to park at their hotel, but do not receive included theme park parking. But Hakuna Matata, Danielle, it means no worries! Because of way the resorts and theme parks are laid out at the Disneyland Resort, you won’t need to park in standard theme park parking!

    While at Walt Disney World, many Disney Resort Collection Hotels are quite far from the theme parks, this is not the case at Disneyland. I remember I was shocked on my first visit to the Disneyland Resort at how you could walk from your hotel, through the Downtown Disney District and right into one of the theme parks! If you have a Park Hopper Ticket, you can walk out of one theme park, across a plaza and directly into the other theme park!

    If you will be staying at the Disneyland Hotel, you should park there upon arrival. If you check out this map at the bottom of the parking information page, you’ll see that the parking lot for the Disneyland Hotel is slightly closer to the theme park entrances than standard theme park parking! So it would not make sense to park further away in the parking structure, when you are allowed to park at the hotel. Even if your room is not ready at the Disneyland Hotel, you can still check-in and utilize the Guest self parking. This way you won’t need to park twice (or pay twice) that day!

    I hope this alleviates any concerns, and helps you with your arrival and parking plan. Please let us know what additional questions you have before your trip!

    Have a Magical Day!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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