Here’s everything you need to know about parking your car at Disney’s Magic Kingdom to help you plan for your visit to the happiest place on earth.
Visiting the Magic Kingdom is an essential part of a family vacation to Walt Disney World. This enchanting theme park has some of the most popular attractions, the best character meet-and-greets, and breathtaking fireworks.
If you plan to drive, you can enjoy a stress-free morning using our guide below.
Learn about everything from parking fees to the location of each of the lots. In addition, you’ll find answers to several frequently asked questions about Magic Kingdom parking. That way, you can arrive safely at the park and start enjoying the magic immediately!
- Magic Kingdom Parking at the Transportation and Ticket Center
- Magic Kingdom Parking FAQs
- Park at the Park
Magic Kingdom Parking at the Transportation and Ticket Center
Parking for Magic Kingdom is available at the Transportation and Ticket Center. Follow signage on the roads for Magic Kingdom. You’ll take a short boat or monorail from this central hub to the park entrance. You can also get to other parts of the property.
Once you arrive at the parking area, you’ll pull up to a window at the toll booth. Unlike many highway tollbooths, these are all staffed by Disney cast members. It helps keep traffic moving if you know where to park. Keep reading to get yourself prepared.
Parking Tiers and Fees
Disney keeps parking relatively simple. There are only two tiers for parking: standard and premium. Both are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so the best spots in both categories go in the morning.
Standard parking typically costs $25 per day for cars, SUVs, pickups, and other two-axle vehicles. Oversized vehicles, trucks, RVs, and other large transports may be subject to additional fees and might not be eligible for premium parking.
Premium parking’s price varies depending on demand and crowds. It typically ranges between $45 and $50 per day per vehicle.
Parking for Resort Guests
Are you planning to stay at a Disney-owned hotel for your vacation? If so, you’ll pay a per-night parking fee that covers the park lots.
Parking fees vary depending on your hotel tier. Usually, prices are as follows, but are subject to changes (and taxes):
- Value resorts: $15 per night, per vehicle
- Moderate resorts: $20 per night, per vehicle
- Deluxe and Deluxe Villa resorts: $25 per night, per vehicle
- Fort Wilderness Campgrounds and Cabins: free
When you arrive at the theme park toll booth, show the cast member your parking pass or have them scan your MagicBand. You can pay the difference if you want to upgrade to premium parking.
Of course, Disney also provides free transportation for hotel guests to all of its theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs. You have the option of leaving your car at the resort.
Magic Kingdom Parking Lots
Below is a list of parking lots at the Magic Kingdom in approximate order of proximity to the Monorail and park entrance. The lots are laid out in a grid with four across and three back:
- Aladdin (premium parking only)
- Jafar (premium parking and handicapped parking only)
- Peter Pan
You won’t get to choose where you park, but having an idea of the layout helps you keep your bearings.
How To Get to Magic Kingdom from the Parking Lots
It couldn’t be simpler. After parking, you’ll see signs and cast members pointing you toward the trams. Hop aboard and ride it to the TTC.
You can use your My Disney Experience app to remember your parking spot! Still, take note of your parking lot name and spot number, just in case!
At the TTC, you can choose between a short boat ride across the Seven Seas Lagoon or a monorail ride around the water to reach the Magic Kingdom’s main entrance. Once there, you’ll proceed through the security checkpoint, scan your ticket, and start your day!
How To Get Free Parking at the Magic Kingdom
There’s no magic spell for free parking, but if you meet one of the following, you may be eligible. Check with guest relations before you arrive, as all policies are subject to change (and frequently do):
- Disney Vacation Club members using their points or staying at a DVC resort
- Annual pass holders
- Cast members and employees of participating businesses
You’ll need to show valid membership or employee ID, as well as photo ID. The benefits-holder doesn’t need to be the driver but must be in the vehicle.
Magic Kingdom Parking FAQs
Let’s answer some common questions about Magic Kingdom parking.
Is premium parking worth the extra fee?
For easy access to your vehicle during the day (to grab extra diapers, food, or other needs), it’s worth it.
If you have limited time to spend in the park, it might also be worthwhile saving the extra half an hour to get into the park.
Can you park at the Magic Kingdom overnight?
Technically, Disney doesn’t allow overnight parking and reserves the right to tow vehicles. That being said, they rarely do.
If you have to leave your car overnight, visit guest relations before you go. They’ll take your make, model, license plate, and parking lot name. Better to be safe than sorry!
Where in Disney World can you park for free?
You can find free parking at Disney Springs and the resorts, but there’s no overnight parking available without fees.
Do you have to stay in Magic Kingdom while your car is there?
No, you can venture to other parts of Disney. You’ll be able to get to the Contemporary, Grand Floridian, and Polynesian Village resorts on the monorail. All three have many dining and drinking options if you want to escape the park for a little while.
Can you choose your parking lot?
Definitely not. Parking is designated on a first-come, first-served basis, and the lots fill front to back. Get there early or pay for premium if you want to be in the front.
Park at the Park
Now that you’re an expert on Magic Kingdom parking, you have nothing to worry about on the morning of your arrival. Put some Disney tunes on the car stereo and get your family pumped for your day at the most magical place on Earth!
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