Mom And Son Safari
  • On Apr 15, 2008
    Jennifer from NY Asked

    Is parking really free if you stay on-site? When is the best time to go to the parks and make sure we have decent parking?

    Yes! Parking is free to WDW resort guests. When you approach a toll booth at the entrance to one of the parks, you will simply show your WDW resort ID. You’ll also have a parking pass in the window of your car which is printed out and then given to you upon Check In at your resort. This parking pass will say “Guest Parking Permit” across the top. It’ll display your resort as well as your check out date.

    Arriving early will some times get you a close enough parking space to walk to the entrance of the park. We’ve been able to walk from the Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios lots to the entrance without needing to board a tram. However, the way that the Parking Lot Attendants organize the morning arrivals sometimes puts your car to the rear of the lots no matter how early you arrive. The place we have the best luck in parking close is at the Transportation and Ticket Center but this only puts us close enough to quickly board the monorail to the Magic Kingdom. Often taking the bus to this park is much faster.

    No matter where your vehicle is parked, please make sure to note your location. At the end of a long day it might be difficult to remember “Goofy 14”, for example, was your spot.

    Also, parking is very organized. The attendants will direct you to a space, you’ll exit your vehicle and walk to a nearby spot where you’ll wait for the next tram. It’s a quick journey by tram to the entrance of the parks and then you’ll be on your way.

    We always found this a very easy way to travel around WDW, especially when our son was in a stroller.
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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