Parking at the Disney World parks and resorts can be a bit of a pain, but it’s what I call a necessary evil. Over the years the pricing (and the traffic patterns) have changed, but your pals at Fabulous Adventures Travel Co. are here to give you the skinny on all you need to know about Disney Parking (insert fairy dust here)

Parking @ Resorts

One interesting aspect of staying on Disney property is that parking is not included with the price of your stay. Depending on the type of resort you’re staying at, the price can vary. Here’s the current (3/2020) breakdown of prices as per Disney’s site.

  • Disney Value Resorts: $15 per night
  • Disney Moderate Resorts: $20 per night
  • Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $25 per night

There is also Valet Parking available for $33 a night.

The only time you won’t have to pay for parking is if you’re staying at Disney’s Fort Wilderness campsite, or if you’re just visiting one of the resorts for the day to shop, eat or visit another guest. 

There is ample parking for guests with disabilities who need closer parking, as well as a few spots for electric vehicles.

Special note: If you’re a Disney Vacation Club member and are staying in a Deluxe Villa, you will not have to pay for parking. However, if you stay anywhere else, regardless of whether you’re using your points or paying another way, you’ll have to pay to park.

Parking @ Parks

Parking at Disney’s 4 parks has plenty of options. According to their site, the current prices are broken down like this:

  • Preferred parking: car or motorcycle – $45-$50 per day
  • Standard parking: car or motorcycle – $25 per day
  • Oversized Vehicle Parking: Shuttle, Limo, Camper Trailer, RV, Bus or Tractor Trailer – $30 per day
Preferred parking gets you closer to the entrance, but with the availability of the trams that take guests up to the entrances, the value of paying the extra $25+ is up for debate.
One great benefit to staying on Disney property or being an Annual Passholder is that you don’t need to pay for parking when visiting the parks!!
Just like at the resorts there is more than ample parking for guests with disabilities, and a number of spaces for electric vehicles.
Another neat thing at the parks is you only need to pay once to park per day, even if you’re park hopping. At the parks there will always be someone there to direct you to exactly where you need to park. Also, if you show up later in the day, you can often get a closer spot, as the cast members try to guide you to vacated spots.

Disney Springs and Water Parks

Great News!! If you’re visiting Disney Springs or the water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, there is no fee to park! There is Valet Parking available at Disney Springs for $20 per day.

Between the Monorail, buses, Minnie Vans, boats and Skyliner, there are many ways to get from one place to another on Disney property. Particularly if you’re staying at a Disney Resort, using one of these transportation options may be more convenient for you even though parking is free.

As always if you have any questions or are ready to book your next fabulous vacation, contact us today! 


All pricing information taken from: