When traveling to Disney, people are often reviewing their budget in an attempt to get the most out of their Disney budget. One thing that should be considered is the cost of parking when visiting the theme parks. The cost to park at any of the Disney World or Disneyland is $15. Guests staying at the parks for 6 days would rack up a bill of $90 in parking fees! With the cost being this expensive, consider these ways to receive free parking:
1. Stay at a Walt Disney World resort to receive free parking. Guests receive a parking certificate which is placed in the window of the vehicle. When visiting a theme park, the parking attendant see the certificate and waive the guest in the parking lot without paying the parking fee.
2. Parking at Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney is free. Guests are invited to park here for their entire day of fun. When parking at Downtown Disney, know that the Disney transportation buses only travel to the resort and not directly to the theme parks. As such, parking at Downtown Disney for free is not an effective way to get to the theme parks without paying the parking fees.
3. Parking at Disneyland Downtown Disney District is free for 3 hours. If additional hours are needed, guests can have their parking ticket validated at a variety of shops and restaurants to receive an additional 2 hours of free parking. After this free time frame, guests pay $6 per hour up to a maximum of $30 in parking fees per day.
4. Annual Passholders park for free. Annual Passholders show their Annual Passes to the parking attendants to receive free entry to the parking lots.
Parking at Disneyland Resorts is not free. A charge of $15 per day is charged to guests.
Remember to consider the costs of parking if you choose to stay off Disney property while visiting Disney World and to budget the additional cost when visiting Disneyland.
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