If you are planning a vacation to any of the Orlando theme parks, make sure you budget for parking fees. Budget for parking, really? When parking at one of these attractions costs nearly as much as a ticket at Capone’s Dinner & Show, yes, one might need to budget for it. Not only have the ticket prices recently gone up at both Disney & Universal, the parking fees have increased as well. Here is a run down of the ‘coin’ you’ll need in hand.
Parking Fees at Orlando Theme Parks:
- Disney World theme parks = $20
- Universal Orlando (including Islands of Adventure & CityWalk) = $20
- Valet Parking at Universal Orlando = $15 first 2.5 hours • $35 over 2.5 hours
- Universal Front Gate Parking = $40 before 6pm • $30 after 6pm
- SeaWorld Orlando = $18
- Kennedy Space Center = $10 Motorcycles | $10 Automobiles | $15 Oversized vehicles, motor homes or RVs
*Prices subject to change.
Admittedly, you get a lot for your money at these attractions. They entertain your family for an entire day, maybe several days. In fact, in 2014 Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex extended its operating hours by two hours. Previously it would close at 5:00 p.m., now it stays open until 7:00 p.m. (through Sept. 1), so your ticket value has increased. The parking fees may seem trivial, but it helps tourist to know that incidentals, such as food and parking, must be accounted for.
Capone’s Offers Free Parking
Capone’s Dinner & Show continues to offer free parking for cars, motorcycles, tour buses and handicapped parking. A few other smaller attractions, such as Gatorland and Fun Spot America, still do too. Other Orlando dinner shows, including Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament and Pirates Dinner Adventure have resisted the temptation to charge for parking as well. Let’s hear it for the dinner show attractions! Free parking (and ticket includes food)!
Therefore, if you are planning a vacation to Orlando, make sure you save a night for Capone’s Dinner & Show. For almost the same cost as your parking expense at one of the major attractions, you can purchase a child’s ticket (or an adult ticket at valet price) at Capone’s. Be sure to purchase your tickets online, where you’ll pay only half price! Unlike many other Central Florida attractions that let resellers handle their tickets, Capone’s deals directly with the customer. Without the middle man, they can offer their own discounted attraction tickets without the additional expense or hassle.
Park yourself at Capone’s Dinner & Show. For a little over 2 hours, you and your family will have a blast. It’s great to know a good entertainment value still exists for tourists, Florida residents and us locals that enjoy a dinner & a show.