• On Dec 31, 2018
    Megan from NY 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.

    Hello, we’ve been to Disney many times before, but not since the new parking fees at the resort hotels. My 2 year old just LOVES Lightning McQueen and I know he isn’t at DHS anymore. Do you know if we can park for a short period at AOA without a fee?

    Hi dear Megan!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    I can imagine how excited your 2-year old will be to discover Lightning McQueen and his pals at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. I'm a 30-year old and I was! 

    To be sure to take advantage of free parking to visit this Disney Resort, Guests are welcome to enjoy complimentary self-parking at Disney Springs and take a bus ride to Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Since the buses to this location depart from the Disney Springs Bus Station at The Landing, I'd advise you to park your car at the right end of the Orange Garage and hop on the bus. 

    You may then take your time at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, enjoy a meal at one of the five mini-restaurants at the Landscape of Flavors and visit other fun friends. I enjoyed exploring the forests of Simba's kingdom to find his pals and "diving" under the sea to meet Nemo and the mermaid royals Ariel and King Triton. Beware of a few dangerous villains, as they are also around! 

    Magical Tip: If you are going to Disney's Art of Animation Resort from another location within the Walt Disney World Resort, you can leave your car parked where it already is and take a Minnie Van™ to the Resort and back. You can request them to and from any location inside the Walt Disney World Resort through the Lyft App, and each vehicle accommodates up to six Guests and carries two car seats for the little ones.

    Please come back if you want any other help or ideas to make your trip unforgettable. We love to help fellow Lightning McQueen fans! 

    May the magic be with you! 

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist, and amateur cook. I grew up in Brazil, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now I love to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events, and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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