Parking at the
Walt Disney World Resort

You've driven your own vehicle to Walt Disney World, or maybe you've rented a car. Eventually, you're going to have to park it someplace, right? Here are some guidelines for parking your vehicle at the World:

WHICH GUESTS MAY PARK FREE OF CHARGE?

If you are staying at a Disney resort, at check-in, you'll be given a parking pass to put on your dashboard. This pass identifies you as a Disney resort guest, and helps you gain easier access to other Disney resorts as well as granting you free parking at the four major theme parks. Though not Disney-owned, guests of the Swan and Dolphin hotels also park without charge at the theme parks. Swan and Dolphin guests will not receive a parking pass. Instead, showing a room key to the Cast Member at the parking tollbooths will allow free parking.

Annual Passholders may also park at the theme parks during regular park hours free of charge. Have your pass and photo ID ready when you approach the toll plaza.

WHICH GUESTS MUST PAY TO PARK?

Non-Disney resort guests, or those staying off Disney property (with the exception of the above-mentioned passholders and program members) will be charged to park a vehicle at the four major theme parks. Guests need only pay for parking once per day and can move from park to park that day without paying again. Show the parking receipt received at the first park to the Cast Member at the next park's tollbooths to enter the parking lot without paying an additional charge.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARK AT THE DISNEY THEME PARKS?

UpdatedAs of 3/31/14

The daily parking charges for various vehicles are:

  • Car/Taxi/Shuttle/Limo/Motorcycle $17
  • Camper/Trailer $18
  • Bus/Tractor Trailer $21

WHAT ABOUT PARKING AT OTHER DISNEY VENUES?

Parking at Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Winter-Summerland Mini-Golf, Fantasia Gardens Mini-Golf, Fort Wilderness, Wide World of Sports and self-parking at Downtown Disney is free to all guests, including those staying off property.

Self-parking for use of the entertainment and dining facilities at the Boardwalk's entertainment area is also free. Please note during peak periods parking may be reserved for Boardwalk Resort guests only!

Self parking at the Disney resorts is free to all guests; however some resorts have seasonal parking restrictions. Parking at any of the resorts to gain access to the theme parks is not allowed. You must show a photo ID when entering any Disney resort! Some Disney resorts may also ask for a Dining Reservation number from guests who are dining at the resort before allowing access to the resort parking lot.

Shades of Green charges $5 to park at the resort.

The Swan and Dolphin self-parking rate is $15 per day (plus tax) and Valet is $23 per day (plus tax).

WHAT ABOUT VALET PARKING AT THE RESORTS?

UpdatedAs of 3/31/14

Valet parking is available at the Grand Floridian, Polynesian, Contemporary, Yacht Club, Beach Club, Boardwalk, Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge resorts.

The valet parking fee at Walt Disney World resort deluxe hotels is $20. Once paid, however, you can use valet parking for the entire day at any resort that offers it without paying the fee again - show the day's valet receipt at the next resort to avoid being charged again.

Tables in Wonderland Members may valet park free of charge when dining at any Disney resort (and also the Swan and Dolphin) offering this service. Let the valet know you are parking with Tables in Wonderland. Upon return, show your card AND the receipt from the restaurant where you used the Tables in Wonderland card.

Valet parking is free of charge to all vehicles displaying a disabilties tag at Disney facilities offering valet service.

Valet parking at the Swan and Dolphin hotels is $23 + tax. If you are dining at one of the signature restaurants at the Swan and Dolphin request a validation from the hostess stand.

NOTE: Valet parking at the Swan and Dolphin is not reciprocal with the Disney-owned resorts. Disney resorts' valet receipts will not be honored by the Swan and Dolphin or vice versa.

Whether you pay for valet parking or receive it free as a perk, remember to tip your valet for taking or retrieving your vehicle.

For more information about valet parking at Walt Disney World, please visit AllEars.Net's Valet Parking page.

WHERE SHOULD GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES PARK?

Each of the four major theme parks, the water parks, resorts and all other Disney venues has special parking areas assigned for guests with disabilities. At the theme parks, ask for directions to those areas at the tollbooths or ask the Cast Member directing parking in the lots. There is usually a blue stripe painted on the pavement which disabled guests can follow to the Disabled Parking Area. All other venues, resorts and restaurants have parking for disabled guests clearly marked with signs and symbols painted on the pavement.

WHAT'S THAT AAA PARKING CARD I HEARD ABOUT?

Guests who purchase certain vacation packages through the American Automobile Association are given a special "Diamond" parking card. Showing this card at the tollbooths and to the Cast Members stationed in the lots directing parking traffic will allow AAA package guests access to special AAA parking areas if capacity allows. Each park's AAA areas are handled differently, so guests will be directed to park according to that park's policy.