SeaWorld Orlando Parking: Everything You Need to Know

When you arrive to the parking lot, you'll realize there are multiple options available when parking at the SeaWorld Orlando park.

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.

Types of Parking Options at SeaWorld

seaworld parking options

There are four types of parking options available at SeaWorld Orlando, including:

  1. General Parking
  2. Preferred Parking
  3. VIP Parking
  4. RV Parking

1. General Parking

General Parking is going to be your most basic and cheapest option when parking at SeaWorld Orlando.

General Parking simply allows you to park your vehicle in the park, at no specific spot.

seaworld general parking lot

The earlier that you arrive to the park, the closer that you'll be able to park, as the crowd tends to arrive in the early afternoon.

General Parking will be $30 consistently every day of the year, for one car or motorcycle.

You're able to pre-pay for parking directly from the SeaWorld official site, or purchase for parking at the parking toll booth the day of your visit.

seaworld parking toll booth


Pre-Pay For Parking Before Arriving

When you pre-pay for parking you can just show the park attendant the receipt, and they'll seamlessly let you through in seconds.

Whereas if you decide to pay at the park, you'll have to spend a few minutes at the booth, as they process your payment, before providing you your receipt.

Take into consideration the hundreds of visitors who will do this while you're in line behind them, and you'll wish everyone had prepaid parking!

2. Preferred Parking

Preferred Parking will provide you access to park closer to the entrance of the park, at a higher cost than general parking.

preferred parking sign seaworld orlando

The parking attendant will put a Preferred Parking paper on your windshield, and you'll be instructed to drive through a specific Preferred Parking Area (away from General parking), that will be located closer to the park.

preferred parking paper at seaworld

The main reason why visitors purchase Preferred Parking is to ensure that they aren't parked all the way at the back, on the busier days.

seaworld orlando parking lot

If you're planning to arrive hours after the park opens, you'll want to consider purchasing Preferred Parking.

Preferred Parking prices change daily and can range from $45-$60.

seaworld orlando preferred parking

It is typically more expensive during the weekends, busy season, as well as near the holidays. 

The SeaWorld site provides a calendar that shows the differences in pricing prior to adding it to cart.

Upgrading From General Parking to Preferred Parking

If you decide to pre-pay for a General parking pass, and later on decide that you'd actually like to go the Preferred parking route, you can do so at any parking toll booth.

This occurs more often than you think, and the parking attendants are well aware of this and can help you easily upgrade your pass.

3. VIP Parking

With VIP parking, you'll have a reserved parking space for one day, extremely close to the entrance of the park (even closer than Preferred Parking).

VIP Parking prices change daily and can range from $60-$100.

seaworld orlando vip parking

It is typically more expensive during the weekends, busy season, as well as near the holidays.

4. RV Parking

RV Parking costs $45 and will allow RV's to park at specific spots in the parking lot.

The cost is about $15 more than a normal vehicle, due to RV's being much larger than normal vehicles, often taking up multiple parking spots.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much is Parking at SeaWorld Orlando?

There are four types of parking that you can choose from, and depending on what you choose prices can vary from $30-100. There is General Parking, Preferred Parking, VIP Parking and RV Parking. The more expensive the parking options, the better the benefits for the guest. 

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