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Orlando Theme Park Parking Costs

October 5th, 2015 10:19 AM by Brent Ferry

One of the best things you can do when visiting the Orlando area is rent a car. It offers great convenience. But, it also means you have to consider parking.

You might have heard that Disney raised parking fees and adjusted Annual Pass options this weekend. *Edit* Universal follows and also raises parking fees later in the week.

So, how much does it cost to park at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, etc.?

Here’s a break down of parking fees at the Orlando area theme parks.

-Magic Kingdom
-Hollywood Studios
-Animal Kingdom

Each of the 4 Disney theme parks have their own parking lot. Guests pay one fee per day good for all Disney theme park parking lots that day.

-Universal Studios Florida
-Universal's Islands of Adventure
-Universal CityWalk

Parking for all 3 Universal Orlando Resort venues is shared and located in 1 of 2 giant parking garages. The fee is reduced to $5 after 6pm, FREE after 10pm, Florida Residents FREE after 6pm. Different night rates may apply for special events such as Halloween Horror Night evenings.

-SeaWorld Orlando
-Busch Gardens Tampa

Tip: LEGOLAND Florida parking is $15 if pre-booked online. A shuttle is also available from I-Drive 360, Home of the Orlando Eye. The price is $5 per person plus tax. The parking garage at I-Drive 360 is FREE.

-Wet ‘n Wild
-Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark

-Kennedy Space Center

-Discovery Cove

Tip: Discovery Cove includes admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica with an option for Busch Gardens. Parking is not included at these sister parks. However, a special parking package can be added to your Discovery Cove reservation by contacting Discovery Cove Guest Relations. Complimentary bus transportation is also available for Busch Gardens.

-Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
-Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
-Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney)

-If you leave and come back in the same day you do not have to pay again. Save your receipt.
-If you move between Universal and SeaWorld parks AND you have a Flex Ticket you pay only once per day.
-Preferred Parking and or Valet Parking is available at some parks for an additional fee.
-When purchasing tickets, consider Annual Pass options which include FREE parking.
-Universal Orlando Resort Hotels-Self Parking is $20 per night plus tax if staying at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, or Loews Royal Pacific Resort ($22 for Day Guests/Hotel Visitors). Valet Parking available for additional charge. FREE park transportation for guests provided - walk, boat ride, or bus to CityWalk/the parks. Self Parking at Cabana Bay is $12 per night plus tax ($20 for Day Guests/Hotel Visitors). Bus or walk to the parks (no water taxi) for FREE.
-Walt Disney World Resort Hotels-Disney Resort hotel Guests get FREE transportation and luggage delivery (Disney’s Magical Express) from Orlando International Airport/MCO to the Walt Disney World Resort as well as FREE park transportation - walking, bus, boat, or monorail as applicable. Both hotel Self Parking and Theme Park Parking (if Guest chooses to drive) are FREE if staying at a Disney Resort hotel. Anyone may visit/have a meal at any of the Disney Resort hotels. Parking for Non-Guests/Visitors is FREE, but limited to 3 hours for meals, shopping, or a look around. You may not leave your car and access a theme park. You may not use the pools. Driver must show photo ID at the security gate. At certain peak times, Disney Resort hotel parking may require a dining confirmation # or be limited to Disney Resort hotel Guests only.
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Posted by Brent Ferry on October 5th, 2015 10:19 AM


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