Parking for Disney Sessions

You are responsible for allowing enough time for parking to arrive on time for your shoot. The Disney resorts typically do not allow parking without a hotel or dining reservation, so the recommended parking options can be found below for each resort.


If you do decide that you would like to attempt to park at the resort where your shoot is taking place, I recommend printing the confirmation you received when you made your photoshoot so that you can show the parking security. Be sure to allow enough time for a backup parking plan if you are denied entry to the resort's parking lot.

Magic Kingdom Monorail Resorts

Polynesian parking options


  • Take an Uber to the Polynesian.
  • Make a dining reservation at the Polynesian for after your photoshoot, which will allow you to park there at the resort.
  • Park at the Magic Kingdom parking lot and walk to the Polynesian. (10-20 minute walk, depending what part of the lot you are parked in)

Grand Floridian parking options


  • Take an Uber to the Grand Floridian
  • Make a dining reservation at the Grand Floridian for after your photoshoot, which will allow you to park there at the resort.
  • Park at the Magic Kingdom parking lot and take the monorail to the Grand Floridian. (5-10 minute walk to the station, 5 minute monorail ride, plus any time spent waiting for the monorail) 

Contemporary parking options

  • Take an Uber to the Contemporary
  • Make a dining reservation at the Contemporary for after your photoshoot, which will allow you to park there at the resort.
  • Park at the Magic Kingdom parking lot and take the monorail to the Contemporary. (5-10 minute walk to the station, 15 minute monorail ride, plus any time spent waiting for the monorail)

Crescent Lake Resorts

Boardwalk & Yacht and Beach Club parking options


  • Take an Uber to the resort.
  • Make a dining reservation at the resort for after your photoshoot, which will allow you to park there at the resort.
  • Park at the Hollywood Studios parking lot and walk to the resort (15-20 minute walk, depending what part of the lot you are parked in)
  • Park at the Hollywood Studios parking lot and take the boat to the resort (20-30 minutes)
  • Park at the Hollywood Studios parking lot and take the Skyliner to Epcot (20-30 minutes, must transfer at the Caribbean Beach stop), and then walk the remaining distance to the resort (5 minute walk)


Swan and Dolphin parking options


  • Since this is not a Disney-owned hotel, you may park at the resort for a $29 fee.
  • Take an Uber to the resort.
  • Park at the Hollywood Studios parking lot and walk to the resort (15-20 minute walk, depending what part of the lot you are parked in)
  • Park at the Hollywood Studios parking lot and take the boat to the resort (20-30 minutes)
  • Park at the Hollywood Studios parking lot and take the Skyliner to Epcot (20-30 minutes, must transfer at the Caribbean Beach stop), and then walk the remaining distance to the resort (10-15 minute walk)