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Is Disney's BoardWalk Free? | Money Saving Guide & Tips

We all know that just about everything at Walt Disney World is going to cost you money when you visit, so understanding the cost and fees associated when visiting Disney's BoardWalk is another expense you may have to plan for.

We'll explain what fees to expect when visiting Disney's BoardWalk, as well as some tips to save yourself from spending any money on your next visit!

Questions We'll Answer About Disney's BoardWalk:

  • Is Disney's BoardWalk Free To Enter?
  • Is Parking Free at Disney's BoardWalk? 
Entrance to BoardWalk Inn

Is Disney's BoardWalk Free To Enter?

Similar to Disney Springs, Disney's BoardWalk is also free to enter, but there are some catches you should know about, or else you might end up spending a bit of money to enjoy The BoardWalk.

No tickets or reservations are required to enter BoardWalk which are required for Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. 

Stairway entrance to BoardWalk


While BoardWalk is free to enter, parking can be tricky and you can end up paying $30+ if you aren't careful about where you park.

Another important factor to keep in mind is while BoardWalk is free, you sometimes need a dining reservation to park at the neighboring resorts which will of course cost you money in other ways. 

Outside of the most popular travel times like Thanksgiving and Christmas you shouldn't have any issues accessing the BoardWalk without a dining reservation. 

In the section below we've detailed where you can park at Disney's BoardWalk as well as what you can expect to pay, if anything. 

Is Parking Free at Disney's BoardWalk?

Parking is generally free at Disney's BoardWalk, but if you park at the wrong resort you could easily end up paying over $30 for just a quick visit.

Below we've listed which resorts you can park at Disney's BoardWalk for free and which have parking fees.

For a full list of parking options at Disney's BoardWalk check out our detailed BoardWalk Parking Guide. 

Pathway connecting the Swan & Dolphin hotels



Self-Parking for a single day at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club is free and provides direct access to BoardWalk. 

Valet Parking at the Yacht & Beach Club is not free though.


Self-Parking at Disney's BoardWalk Inn is also free while Valet Parking is an additional fee. 


The Swan, Dolphin & Swan Reserve hotels do not have any free self-parking or valet parking options unless you're dining at select restaurants. 



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