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Old 01-11-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
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Parking at Magic Kingdom (Disneyworld) question

Is there an option to pay more to park closer to the front of the lot at Disneyworld?
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:51 PM   #2
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Is there an option to pay more to park closer to the front of the lot at Disneyworld?
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Not that I'm aware of.....but I'll move this over to the Theme Parks board.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:17 AM   #4
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Nope, but if you are a AAA member and book your vacation through them, you can ask for a Diamond parking pass. The diamond parking lot is usually close to the handicapped parking and these spots are first come first served, so when they are gone, they are gone.

However, the best way to get a good spot is going the old fashioned way, getting there early.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:08 AM   #5
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1/2 right answer

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Nope, but if you are a AAA member and book your vacation through them, you can ask for a Diamond parking pass. The diamond parking lot is usually close to the handicapped parking and these spots are first come first served, so when they are gone, they are gone.

However, the best way to get a good spot is going the old fashioned way, getting there early.

correct abt AAA/Diamond however earlier you get thru toll plaza further you'll be from tram they move you down the lanes-parking spots
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Honestly, it's easier to park close at Epcot and then take the monorail. As for paying for.. yes, you can buy a suite at Bay Lake Tower at Contemporary. Closest parking to MK.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:49 AM   #7
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The lot sections nearest the "front" do not have tram service. For many guests this is not an inconvenience; it may be faster to walk back to your car at park closing.

Whether you end up next to the tram lane or all the way down the aisle is quite random no matter when you arrive. They fill up each parking lot aisle sometimes starting at the tram lane, sometimes starting at the far end, then they do the next aisle.

At one time I had the opinion that they should fill the portions nearest the tram lane first and work back, then come back to the front and fill the portions further from the tram lane, as:

(current)
front
1111 - tram
2222 - lane
3333 - tram
4444 - lane

(my idea)
front
3311 - tram
3311 - lane
4422 - tram
4422 - lane

Handicapped guests without scooters or nonfolding wheelchairs can ask for a space up against the tram lane (prematurely commencing a new row) rather than use the handicapped lot that does not have tram service.

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Honestly, it's easier to park close at Epcot and then take the monorail. As for paying for.. yes, you can buy a suite at Bay Lake Tower at Contemporary. Closest parking to MK.


good answer re: BLT but I have a feeling thats not the tip OP was looking for
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... yes, you can buy a suite at Bay Lake Tower at Contemporary. Closest parking to MK.
On most days (depending on resort occupancy) ou must either be staying there or using the parking valet. Just being a member of Disney Vacation Club is not sufficient.
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Is there an option to pay more to park closer to the front of the lot at Disneyworld?
Absolutely. Just make your hotel reservations at the Contemporary Resort and you'll have official (paid) access to the the closest parking lot to the Magic Kingdom.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:29 PM   #11
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I am not staying on the saturday we get off the cruise.... just burning a park ticket so we can do something while waiting for our flight home.
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I am not staying on the saturday we get off the cruise.... just burning a park ticket so we can do something while waiting for our flight home.
so then why not just do the right thing & take $14.and park main lot like majority of everyone else ? Enjoy your cruise
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:39 PM   #13
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so then why not just do the right thing & take $14.and park main lot like majority of everyone else ? Enjoy your cruise

I dont know how you seem to think that is the "right thing". If I can valet park at GF I will do that. I will have our luggage in the rental vehicle and Id prefer it be in a smaller lot. The theft from the vehicles in the main lot is a huge concern to me.
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I figured it would be ok to valet since you actually pay more than regular parking at the parks. I wouldn't do that with the free parking time they give you to eat.... We just have a late reservation and will probably leave after dinner so thought that would be easier than going back to get the car...maybe we can just get the car and drive to the contemporary, eat and leave from there...
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OK, I got an answer from Disney. You are allowed to use their valet parking if there is room then go visit the theme park. Its not an issue with the self park because you can get to that the back way and park. Its just a bit of a walk because its across the street.

Here is what I was told:

Thank you for contacting Disney. Please hold while we route you to a Walt Disney World Cast Member who will help you with your question.

Welcome to Disney, you are now chatting with 'Mike', how may I help you today?

Me: We have a reservation for a few days at the Poly, followed by a 7 day cruise on the fantasy. After that we are returning to the park for one last day while we wait for our flight home.

Me: Can I park using the valet area at the Grand Floridan for that last day?

Mike: I would recommend parking your car at the Theme Park you are visiting. I believe you would be able to valet park your car at Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. You can try parking there, but it is based on availability. They may recommend you park at the Theme Parks as well.
Me: Would I be allowed to park at GF if there is room available at the valet lot?

Mike: It will be one moment while I do some further research.

Mike: I did double check and you would be able to valet park your car at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa while you are at the Theme Parks. Please know that this is based on availability.
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