The Complete Guide to Disney World Parking 2021

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The Complete Guide to Disney World Parking 2021

This is your complete guide to parking at Disney World! While Disney offers complimentary transportation, parking at Disney has many benefits—especially in a vacation destination with so many parks to see! Disney World parks, water parks, Disney Springs, and hotels offer a variety of parking options for every family. 

In this article we will break down all parking options at Walt Disney World, the Disney World parking prices, and so much more. We hope you find this post helpful, and if you are planning a trip to Disney World be sure to check out our other FREE vacation planning tools. Our goal at The Park Prodigy has always been to help you save time and money on your next vacation. This includes helping you find the best time to buy Disney World tickets as well as book amazing Walt Disney World vacation packages!

So, if you’re ready to visit Disney and rent a car or bring your own read on!

Parking at Disney World

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There are a few parking options you will need to consider when planning your next Walt Disney World vacation. Let’s start with the most popular, which is the parking at the Walt Disney World theme parks. 

2021 Parking at Disney Theme Parks

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Guests pay one fee for a parking pass good all day at all four theme parks—including the Magic Kingdom parking feeEpcot parking fee, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. All parking fees include applicable sales tax.

How much is parking at Disney theme parks?

You may be wondering: How much is parking at Disney World in 2021? 

  • Preferred parking: Disney world car parking prices or motorcycle – $45-$50 per day
  • Standard parking: car or motorcycle – $25 per day (included for Disney hotel guests)
  • Oversized Vehicle Parking: Shuttle, Limo, Camper Trailer, RV, Bus or Tractor Trailer – $30 per day

It’s important to note that at the parks, the Disney parking fee depends on the type of vehicle and if you’re a hotel guest. Each theme park charges the same rate per day—once you pay for the day, you can park at any of the other theme parks.

One benefit of being a Disney hotel guest is that you receive complimentary standard parking for the length of your resort stay, including EPCOT parking, Hollywood Studios parking, Disney World Animal Kingdom parking, and more. Complimentary standard parking is also included with select annual passes.

Guests can also choose preferred parking—AKA a closer parking spot—by paying the difference in cost between the included standard parking and preferred parking (difference is currently $20-$25 per day). There are special preferred parking lots located close to the theme park entrances. Pricing is seasonal and may vary based on your date of visit.

Parking at Magic Kingdom in 2021

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The most popular and the only theme park I’ve found that will require extra time to park is Magic Kingdom…the parking lot is much further away than at the other parks. You will have to take the monorail or water transportation to get to the front gates, so if you are planning to park instead of taking bus transportation, give yourself extra travel time!

A lot of visitors ask us: how much is parking at Walt Disney World Florida? What is the parking price at Magic KingdomHow much is parking at EPCOT? The good news is that the answer to all of these questions is the same—guests pay one fee for a parking pass good all day at all four theme parks. So, the Magic Kingdom parking cost is the same as the EPCOT parking cost—it’s just one easy payment and you receive the pass, then you can hop between parks.

Disney World Water Park Parking Prices

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How much is Disney charging for parking at water parks? Standard parking at Disney World water parks—Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach—is complimentary for all guests!

Parking can become very limited; if you’re staying at a Disney resort hotel, you should consider taking advantage of the complimentary transportation by Disney bus, monorail or boat. Many area accommodations also provide or arrange transportation to and from Disney Springs.

Parking for Guests with Disabilities

Yes, of course! Designated Disney parking areas are available for guests with disabilities. A valid disability parking permit is required.

Parking for Disney Resort Guests in 2021

There is a nightly parking charge for guests staying at a Walt Disney World hotel. 

Overnight Self-Parking

Standard overnight self-parking is available to registered guests for a Disney World parking fee that will be applied to your hotel tab upon check-out. The Disney resort parking fee includes applicable tax.

Prices to Park at Disney World resort hotels: 

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

What if You Are Not a Disney Hotel Guest? 

If you are not staying at a Disney Resort, can non guests visit Disney resorts? The simple answer—yes! I personally have visited many of the resorts at which I was not staying just for the different food options. If there is space to park, you typically can park at the resort you are visiting for a few hours for free. If there is no space, you may need to park elsewhere and use Disney transportation.

Parking at Disney Springs in 2021

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Another one of the most common questions we receive is, how much is Disney springs parking? For Disney Springs parking, self-parking in the surface parking lots and parking garages is complimentary. Typically, valet parking is available in the following three areas:

  • Near the entrance to the Orange Garage from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • On West Side in front of Cirque du Soleil from 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • In the Lemon Lot near the World of Disney shop from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

When available, the cost of valet parking is $20 and will be collected at the time of pick-up. Gratuity is not included.

When planning your visit to and from Disney Springs, we recommend you allow at least an hour of travel time to arrive at your destination so you don’t miss out on a festive event, show, or reservation. Follow directional signage to available parking, which may be located just a short walk away from Disney Springs.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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If you have an electric car, there are a number of ChargePoint charging stations available in parking lots at the parks. Additionally, the Coronado Springs and Wilderness Lodge resorts have ChargePoint stations. 

The Disney EV Charging Stations Disney World are located here: 

  • Magic Kingdom parking: five spaces—one space at the front of the Medical Parking Lot and four spaces at the front of the Zurg Parking Lot
  • EPCOT: four spaces at the front of the Journey Parking Lot
  • Disney Animal Kingdom parking: four spaces in the Medical Parking Lot
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: four spaces at the front of the Mickey Parking Lot
  • Disney Springs: nine spaces—three on the 5th floor of the Orange Garage, three on the 5th floor of the Lime Garage and three spaces on the 3rd floor of the Grapefruit Garage
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort: six spaces in general parking near ADA spaces
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort: two spaces in general parking near ADA spaces
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: two spaces in general parking near ADA spaces

To use this service, you will need a credit card or a pre-ordered ChargePoint card. The Disney World park parking cost to charge at these stations is $0.35 per kilowatt hour, with a minimum service amount of $1.50. Charging will stop once the vehicle’s battery is fully charged. ChargePoint will “ping” the owners to alert them when their car is ready.

Even more parking tips Walt Disney World

If you’re parking at Disney, this means you will be driving to the parks. Keep in mind, each of the following exits from Interstate 4 will take you to different parts of Walt Disney World Resort:

Exit 67: EPCOT, Disney Springs Area, Disney’s BoardWalk, and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Exit 65: Disney Hollywood studios parking, Disney’s Animal Kingdom parking lot, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Exit 64: Magic Kingdom

Disney’s Magical Express

Complimentary airport transportation via Disney’s Magical Express service is available for guests arriving at and departing from Orlando International Airport. Keep in mind, Disney’s Magical Express service will no longer provide luggage delivery for those arriving at and departing from the airport. Your luggage will travel with you to your Disney hotel.

When is The Best Time to Visit Disney World?

Our Disney Crowd Calendar is the best tool to help you get the most out of your time in the parks. We break down park crowds, park hours of operation, ticket prices, and average temperature. We also break down the best time to visit Disney World based on specific times of the year and special events.

If you’re brand new to Disney vacation planning we recommend our Walt Disney World Planning Page! Learn more about Disney hotels by reading our Walt Disney World Hotels Review page.

Michael Belmont

Michael Belmont is the owner and chief editor at Theparkprodigy.com, an authorized Disney and Universal travel agent. He specializes in Disney and Universal theme park tickets and vacation packages, as well as daily park plans to help optimize vacation time. Michael and The Park Prodigy have been featured on ABC’s Florida affiliate, WTFV, as well as over 10 Disney focused blogs. As owner, Michael manages The Park Prodigy blog and social media, a Disney themed podcast, and a Disney and Universal focused YouTube channel. Prior to starting The Park Prodigy, Michael was a long time Disney and Universal enthusiast, frequent visitor of the parks, and even served as a Walt Disney World Cast Member in Orlando, Florida!