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  • On Feb 24, 2008
    Kathy from GA 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 visiting WDW for the first time April 2008. I realize it is going to be really crowded that time of year and we prefer the least confrontational ways to do things. Can we travel by our car from resort to resort or parks w/o trouble or parking fees

    We have traveled many times around Walt Disney World property with our own vehicle. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort, there will be no parking fees.

    At Check In, you will receive a Guest Parking Permit to place in your vehicle’s window. It will have the name of the resort where you are staying, along with your check out date. Your resort ID number that is on Your Key to the World Card is also on this parking pass.

    You will be able to use self-parking at your resort or when visiting other resorts. Valet parking is available at an additional fee at some of the resorts (such as the Grand Floridian).

    When entering the theme parks, you will show your Resort ID in order to enter the parking lot. You will not be charged the daily fee.

    Just remember that when visiting resorts to dine or shop, you may be given a 3 hour parking permit. We have parked many times at the Contemporary in order to dine at Chef Mickey’s and visit the shops. It is very convenient. We have been able to dine, shop and take a round-trip ride on the monorail within this 3-hour timeframe. Be prepared to show photo ID and perhaps a dining confirmation number as well. Parking is strictest at the monorail resorts.

    You may find it more convenient to take resort transportation to the Magic Kingdom. When driving, you must first park at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) prior to boarding the monorail or ferry boat to the Magic Kingdom. Resort buses drop you off directly at the park entrance, bypassing the TTC.
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I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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