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What parking Fees can I expect at Disney World?

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:
-Car/motorcycle: $25/day
-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




Catie H

Catie H is an avid Walt Disney World lover who has been vacationing there since she was (just barely!) tall enough to ride Space Mountain. She believes there is something for everyone at Disney World - and especially enjoys writing about the benefits of WDW for adults
Catie H


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