• Monday, August 21, 2017
Your Guide to Walt Disney World Parking and Transportation

Your Guide to Walt Disney World Parking and Transportation

Before you get to enjoy all of the magic and fun at Walt Disney World, you need to get there, right? We’ve put together a simple guide to navigating all of the parking and transportation options available to you at the Walt Disney World Resort parks.

If you’re heading to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom or Hollywood Studios:

  • Each day guests pay one fee for a parking pass to use in all four parks. The fee price depends on what vehicle you’re driving.
  • If you’re driving a:
    • Car or motorcycle: $20/day
    • Shuttle, limo, Camper, Trailer or RV: $22/day
    • Bus or Tractor Trailer: $25/day
  • If you have an electric car:
    • Four ChargePoint charging points can be found at the front of the Journey parking lot at Epcot.
    • If you arrive at the Epcot Auto Plaza, Cast Members are available to direct you to charging stations.
    • All charging stations are first-come, first-serve.
    • To use the charger service, you’ll need a credit card or pre-ordered ChargePoint card.
    • The cost for charging is $.35/kilowatt hour with a minimum amount of $1.50.

If you’re going to the water parks:

  • Parking at both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach is complimentary for all Guests.

If you’re going to one of the Disney Resort hotels:

  • Self-parking is complimentary for all Resort guests
    • If you’re not a guest, fees may apply
  • Valet parking is available at select Disney Deluxe Resorts for $20/day

If you’re going to Disney Springs:

  • Self-parking is complimentary for everyone
  • Valet parking is available for a flat rate of $20. Payment will be collected at pick-up, and gratuity is not included.
  • With all of the major expansions and development at Disney Springs, you’ll want to plan ahead for very crowded parking lots. Fortunately, Disney has added new parking garages and there is additional parking available a short walk away. Look for signs directing cars to additional parking during high-traffic times.

Remember to take advantage of the complimentary transportation by Disney bus, monorail or boat, to avoid parking hassles and/or fees.

For Guests with Disabilities:

  • Designated parking areas are available throughout Walt Disney World Resort. A valid disability parking permit is required.

Once you’ve parked, there are numerous options for getting around the massive Walt Disney World property. Guests have complimentary access to monorails, buses and boats so avoid the hassle of driving around and parking again by taking advantage of these easy and fun options when you can:

Ferries and Water Taxis:

  • These sail to and from Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs as well as certain Disney Resorts
  • Most routes run on 15 – 30 minute intervals
  • Ferryboats connect Magic Kingdom to the Transportation and Ticket Center
  • Certain destinations may not be direct, so plan ahead to know when you need to connect

Monorails:

  • There are two different routes available:
    • The first makes stops at Magic Kingdom, the Transportation and Ticket Center, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
      • This routes has two lines, so follow signs for your destination
    • The second route stops at the Transportation and Ticket Center and Epcot

Buses:

  • Most areas at Walt Disney World are accessible by bus. Some routes require a transfer between bus routes.
  • Complimentary transportation is available from 45 minutes prior to Park opening until 1 hour after closing. Also available for Guests is a route traveling from Disney Springs from Resort hotels, which runs daily until 1 A.M.
    • From 1 A.M. – 2 A.M., only outbound service from Disney Springs to Resorts will be offered

Don’t forget that Disney Cast Members are always there to direct you safely to your destination!

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