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Parking at Orlando Theme Parks

I was recently asked, "How does parking work at the Orlando theme parks?" For a first time visitor to the theme parks I can see how this might be a daunting experience. Especially for Brits like me, who have trouble enough trying to remember what side of the road to drive on. So in this post I will provide prices, options, and driving directions for parking at the Orlando theme parks.

Universal Studios

Regular Parking is $15
Regular Parking 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm is $5
Regular Parking after 10pm is FREE
RV/ Bus parking is $20

Preferred Parking ($20)
A great way to get to the parks faster upon arriving, and get out of the parking lot faster when leaving, is by paying for preferred parking. This option allows you to park on the bottom level of Universal's parking garage.

Florida Residents
For Florida residents parking is free after 6:00 pm (Proof of residency is required).

Valet Parking
Valet Parking is available for cars and vans. Upon arrival to the Universal Orlando Resort, follow the signs to Valet Parking.

Before 6:00 pm
$15 for 2 hours
$30 for over 2 hours
$40 for Red Carpet

After 6:00 pm
$15 for 2 hours
$25 for over 2 hours
$40 for Red Carpet

For Preferred Annual Passholders valet parking is $15, or $25 for Red Carpet.
For Premier Annual Passholders valet parking is free*, or $15 for Red Carpet.

*Excludes New Year's Eve, Mardi Gras event nights, July 4th and Halloween Horror Nights event nights.

Universal's enclosed parking garage utilizes moving sidewalks, escalators and elevators, on-site wheelchair rental, and even an on-site kennel. Vehicles can leave the garage and return the same day by showing their parking pass.

Universal have kindly provided us with this geocode to insert into your GPS navigation system for directions to their parking garage:
Latitude: 28.47399  Longitude: -81.46228

Walt Disney World

$14 - Car/ Taxi/ Shuttle/ Limousine/ Motorcycle
$15 - Camper/ Trailer
$18 - Bus/ Tractor Trailer

$5 - Premium spots at Wide World of Sports

Free Parking is available at all Disney Resort hotels, water parks, and Downtown Disney.
There are also no parking fees for Walt Disney World Resort Guests and Annual passholders.

For directions to all Disney Resorts visit the Disney Maps website by clicking here.


$15 - Cars and Motorcycles
$20 - Recreational vehicles
Platinum Annual Pass members receive complimentary referred parking.
One year and two year Annual Pass members can park in general lots for free, and pay only $10 for preferred parking.

For directions to SeaWorld Orlando click here.


$12 - Cars
$15 - Campers/ RVs
$6 - Motorcycles
$20 - Preferred Parking

Re-entry available with valid parking stub during same day of visit.
Buses and bicycles are free.
Handicapped parking spaces are available near the park entrance, with valid placard.

Wet 'n Wild

$12 - Cars, Vans and Motorcycles
$16 - RVs, Cars with Trailers

Directions to Wet 'n Wild Orlando can be found here.

Busch Gardens

$15 - General parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks, recreation vehicles and campers
$22 - Preferred parking ($11 for 2 year and 1 year Pass Members; FREE for Platinum Members)
$30 - Valet parking ($25 for Pass Members)

Tour buses may park for FREE!

You can find directions to Busch Gardens by clicking here.

Shuttle to Busch Gardens

Shuttle is FREE with any paid Busch Gardens ticket. For more information visit the Busch Gardens Shuttle website by clicking here.


For more news, interviews, and advice for visiting the Orlando Theme Parks please visit The Orlando Vacation Tips Blog and also be sure to check out my new ebook '175 Orlando Vacation Tips from a Disney Employee' by Clicking Here.

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