Port Canaveral is well-known as the Disney Cruise Line’s most popular departure port. With year-round sailings to destinations like the Bahamas and relative closeness to Walt Disney World, it’s not hard to see why. While there are many ways to get to Port Canaveral from Central Florida airports and Walt Disney World, many guests choose to drive and park their car at the port. Luckily Port Canaveral has convenient parking steps away from the Disney Cruise Line terminal.
Port Canaveral’s official parking consists of large covered decks that are patrolled 24 hours a day. These decks are conveniently located right next to the terminals. This location gives guests the ability to access their terminal without the need for a shuttle transfer. Garages open at 9:45 AM.
Parking currently runs $17.00 per day (plus tax) for vehicles and RVs, including the day of arrival and day of departure. Buses and oversized vehicles will be charged an extra fee. Here’s what to expect for common cruise lengths:
- 3-Night Cruise: $68
- 4-Night Cruise: $85
- 5-Night Cruise: $102
- 7-Night Cruise: $136
*Prices excluding tax. Rates subject to change without notice.
There is also the option to upgrade to Preferred Parking for an additional fee of $20. This is a small uncovered lot closer to the terminal. Guests can pay for their parking with American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards only. Payment cannot be submitted before arrival and will be collected by parking attendants or automated machines as you enter the lot. All booths are automated except for Booth 1 which will have an attendant present.
Guests with disabilities can use one of the designated disabled parking spaces, and the parking fee is waived for vehicles transporting certain persons who have disabilities that:
- Have special equipment, such as ramps, lifts, foot or hand controls for use by a disabled person
- Display a Florida Toll Exemption Permit as explained in s. 316.1964, Florida Statutes
- Display a Florida Disabled Veteran (DV) license plate issued under s. 320.084; s. 320.0842; or s. 320.0845, Florida Statutes.
Finding Port Canaveral’s parking is a relatively easy process thanks to clear road signs. The port can be reached from Walt Disney World in roughly 90 minutes, and about an hour from Orlando International Airport.
Disney Cruise Line – Terminal 8 Address
9155 Charles M. Rowland Dr.
Port Canaveral, FL 32920
Upon arrival, guests will be directed to drive directly to their terminal where luggage and passengers can be dropped off at a curbside check-in area. Porters are available to assist with luggage, and parking attendants will direct the vehicle’s driver to the correct parking area.
After disembarking the ship at the end of the cruise, guests can take all luggage and passengers straight to their car. The driver also has the option of collecting the car and then picking up passengers and luggage at the curbside area where they were dropped off.
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