How Does Islands of Adventure Parking Work? | Simply Explained

When you pull up to the parking lot, you'll realize there are multiple options available when parking at Islands of Adventure.

In this page, we'll go over all of the parking options that are available, why you'd consider other parking options, and how they stack up against each other.

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General Parking

General Parking is going to be your most basic and cheapest option when parking at Islands of Adventure.

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It's also the most common parking choice amongst visitors. 

General Parking will be $27 consistently every day of the year, for one car or motorcycle.

Prepay Parking

As of the time of this writing, you can only purchase parking in person at the parking booth prior to entering the park.

Prime Parking

Prime Parking will provide you access to park closer to the entrance of the park, at a higher cost than general parking. Prime parking will get you a parking spot as close as possible to the entrance, which means that you'll be able to park your vehicle in the lower levels of the garage.

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You may think that it's not a big deal, however you should take into consideration how you will feel after a long day at the park.

After walking around for the entire day and having a fantastic experience, for some guests they don't want to spend another half an hour (on a busy day) walking back and trying to find their car.

Bus/RV Parking

It's important to know that if you're arriving to the park in a RV, the price for parking will be $32.

This means that the normal General parking and Prime parking will not apply to you, as the vehicle is not a standard sized vehicle and will need more than one parking spot.

Valet Parking

Valet parking is perfect for two types of visitors:

  • Visitors who are looking to get in/out of the park as fast as possible and don't mind paying an additional cost
  • Visitors who plan on being at the park for less than 2 hours (0-2 hours is the same price as General parking)

Valet Parking starts at $27, but unlike the self-parking options Valet Parking pricing varies depending on your time of arrival at Universal Orlando as well as your length of stay. 

Arrival anytime before 6PM

  • $27 for 0-2 hours
  • $75 for over 2 hours

Arrival anytime after 6PM

  • $26 for 0-2 hours
  • $75 for over 2 hours

Free Parking

Free General Parking

Arrive to the park after 6 pm and parking is free.

If you're a Preferred Annual Passholder, Premier Annual Passholders, free parking is included in your pass.

Free Regular Parking is also available between 11AM-6PM to anyone who purchases two Universal Cinemark matinee movie tickets. Reimbursement is done at the movie theatre and you must present your parking receipt. 

Free Valet Parking

Valet Parking is free at Universal Studios Orlando only for Premier Annual Passholders. Unfortunately there is no other way to receive free Valet Parking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure Have Different Parking Garages?

Visitors will park in the same parking garage regardless of whether they are visiting Universal Orlando, Islands of Adventure, Universal CityWalk or Volcano Bay.