How Does Disney's Hollywood Studios Parking Work? | Explained

In this page we will go everything that you must know for Disney Hollywood Studios parking, including how much it costs, how early you can park, how to get free parking and much more.

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Types of Parking

General Parking

General parking is just the regular parking that will place you where the cast members direct you to park on a first come, first serve basis.

Hollywood Studios is split up into 5 parking lots, including the Olaf lot, Buzz lot, Jessie lot, Minnie lot, and Mickey lot.

The closest lot to the entrance of the park is the Minnie lot.

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Preferred Parking

Preferred Parking is simply paying an additional fee to get a closer spot to the entrance of the park.

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This is especially popular with guests who will spend the entire day at the park, and don't want to deal with walking additional miles just to get to their vehicle.

Preferred parking normally costs between $45-$50.

How Much Does it Cost to Park at Hollywood Studios?

Preferred Parking Cost

Car or motorcycle – $45-$50 per day

General Parking Cost

Car or motorcycle – $25 per day

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Oversized Vehicle Parking Cost

Shuttle, Limo, Camper Trailer, RV, Bus or Tractor Trailer - $30 per day

How Early Can You Park?

You can park up to 45-60 minutes prior to the park opening. If your goal is to enter the park as soon as it opens this is a great strategy to use.

You should know that if you show up earlier than this, the cast members may hold you at the entrance of the parking lot for a few minutes, until they decide it's time to let the line go through.

How Do You Get Free Parking?

If you're staying at a Disney resort, you'll receive free all-day (regular) parking at any of the parks!

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You must present valid Disney Resort hotel identification to enter the parking lots.

Also, if you happen to be an annual passholder, you'll receive complimentary parking as well.

What Time Does the Hollywood Studios Lot Open?

Typically it opens around 8 am - 9 am, but it varies on a day by day basis. You'll want to double check on the My Disney Experience app to ensure that you are making decisions off of the correct time.

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Is Disney Parking Good All Day?

Yes. If you decide to park-hop, your parking pass from the first park will be valid for the rest of the parks for the entire day. When you arrive to the booth, simply show the castmember your receipt, and you'll be on your way.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

There are 4 ChargePoint stations located at the front of the Mickey Parking Lot.

A ChargePoint station allows you to plug your electric vehicle in to charge while you're visiting the park.

If you have a Tesla and your sentry mode is on while you're at the park, it can drain your battery.


Taking advantage of the ChargePoint means that you'll be able to visit your favorite park, and when you're done you can head back to your fully-charged vehicle, to seamlessly continue your day.

Can I Leave the Disney Parking Lot and Come Back?

Yes you can, as you only need to pay one time for the day. That same pass can be used at any of the Disney parks throughout the rest of the day, at no additional charge. You'll simply need to show your paid-for-parking pass to the cast member at the next Disney parking lot that you arrive to.

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