Planning for your Disney World vacation can be overwhelming – lodging, food, ticketing, budget, weather, transportation – there’s a lot to think about!
One thing that can be confusing is Parking at Walt Disney World – while they have always had a fee for Theme Park Parking lots, about a year ago they added parking fees for Resort guests as well, so navigating all of that can get a bit tricky. But no worries – we are here to help! Here’s the lowdown on Disney World Parking Fees:
Resort Parking: Overnight self-parking at the Disney Resort hotels is as follows:
-Value Resorts: $13 nightly
-Moderate Resorts: $19 nightly
-Deluxe Resorts/Villas: $24 nightly
*Some Deluxe Resorts/Villas also offer Valet parking at a cost of $33 per night
FYI – the fees will be applied to your hotel charge account at checkout
The one exception to the above is Disney Vacation Club members – who are allowed to park free of charge at DVC villas, and it’s also free for DVC if you’re using points at any Disney Resort
Theme Park Parking: The rates are the same across all 4 WDW theme parks, and the cost includes all of the parks – meaning that once you pay once you can drive to any of the others that day and park for free. Here are the current rates:
-Preferred Parking (car/motorcycle): $45-$50/day
-Oversized vehicle (RV, limo, bus, etc): $30/day
*FYI – Theme Park guests staying at A Disney Resort Hotel receive complimentary standard parking at the WDW Theme Parks
Water Parks: standard parking is complimentary at both the Typhoon Lagoon & Blizzard Beach water parks
Disney Springs: complimentary standard self-parking is available in surface lots as well as the 3 parking garages at Disney Springs. Valet parking is also available for $20/day
ESPN Wide World Of Sports: You can self-park here free of charge
As an adult, we have preferred to skip bringing a car to WDW in the past – but now that I have a son and he’s getting older, we are wanting to experience more of Florida and other (possibly non-Disney) attractions – so renting a car makes sense for our future trips, and it certainly makes sense for many other families too for plenty of different reasons.
While it may not seem ideal to pay a nightly parking charge at your Disney Resort, it’s common practice – many Hotels and Resorts do it, and the upside is you don’t have to pay to park at the Theme Parks on top of that – so that’s a win!
As always, I refer you to the official Disney Website for the most up to date information and parking rates
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