As somebody who is obsessed with logistics (especially in Disney Springs since it’s large and has so many transportation options), this is always a topic I’ve loved because it can make a huge difference.
The short answer is that you should park closest to wherever you’re headed.
Here are your options.
What are the parking locations in Disney Springs?
There are a few places you can park in Disney Springs – 3 garages and 2 parking lots.
- Strawberry and Watermelon parking lots – big lots on the end near the Cirque du Soleil Theater, not covered
- Orange Garage – puts you near the West Side, 2 entrances/exits (1 near Planet Hollywood, 1 near Splitsville)
- Lime Garage – most popular garage due to its central location, 1 entrance/exit that is located right by Polite Pig
- Grapefruit Garage – furthest away, requires a walkway over the road, usually has the easiest availability, lots of electric vehicle charging spots, puts you close to World of Disney after you cross the walkway
Parking is free, though valet is available for a fee.
You should generally choose the garage closest to wherever you are headed in Disney Springs. You might also consider time of day as the Lime Garage is likely to be full in the evening or on weekends, so you might try another spot instead.
Alternatives to driving and parking
If you are considering not driving, you have the option of Disney buses, Disney boats, and rideshare as well.
Disney buses will take you right to the middle of Disney Springs and they’re available to/from all resorts.
Disney boats are available to Disney Springs from Old Key West, Saratoga Springs, Port Orleans Riverside, and Port Orleans French Quarter.
Rideshare (including Minnie Vans) can take you to either end of Disney Springs. Rideshare apps will ask you which end you’d like for pickup and drop-off.
More info on parking/driving at Walt Disney World
For more info, check out our complete guide to parking and driving at Walt Disney World.
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