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Do you have an ecological vehicle? Do you want to drive to Walt Disney World? Well, we’ve covered you with the facts – from parking to price. So check your engines and let’s go, because this is the ultimate Guide to Bringing an Electric Vehicle to Walt Disney World.
An environmentally friendly Disney.
Despite the reaction on paper straws, Walt Disney World has received a good dose of praise for being more environmentally conscious. In fact, Disney and ChargePoint have recently teamed up to bring convenient electric vehicle charging stations to Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney Springs and more than 10 Walt Disney World resorts and hotels. .
What kind of changing stations does Walt Disney World have?
There are several level 1 and 2 charging stations throughout Walt Disney World.
Where do I charge my electric vehicle at Walt Disney World?
The main car park at Magic Kingdom Park is located in the transport and ticketing center. Here you will find 5 ChargePoint stations, 4 located in the Zurg car park (row 400) and 1 in the Jafar car park (row 300)
Epcot has 5 ChargePoint stations, all located in The Journey Parking Lot (row 1).
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney Studios Hollywood has 4 ChargePoint stations, each located within the Mickey Lot (row 300).
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park has 4 ChargePoint stations, all located in the Medical Parking Lot, right in front of the Peacock Lot.
Each Disney Springs garage houses three ChargePoint stations. Here you can find them:
Garage Lime Parking
5th level: ceiling
5th level: ceiling
Grapefruit parking garage
Level 3: Near the Disney Springs catwalk
Note: While you may prefer the Lime Parking Garage or the Orange Parking Garage for one reason or another (Disney fans may be passionate about anything, right?), The Grapefruit Parking Garage is your best bet for frequent availability. Of course, this is probably due to its proximity to / from Disney Springs. But maybe it’s worth going here first to avoid frustrations looking for a place.
Hotels Walt Disney World Resort
If you are a guest at a Walt Disney World hotel, visit a guest, or have a dining reservation, you are allowed to charge your EV at the following locations:
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village
While not your typical charging station, The Kidani Village car park garage contains several level 1 wall outlets located in the Timon car park.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Head to the El Centro car park, where you will find 6 ChargePoint stations, one of which is designated as a place for the disabled.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness
Camping: All campsites offer a standard level 1 wall outlet and a NEMA 14-50 level 2 level outlet, for those traveling by RV.
Cabin: The cabins provide a standard level 1 wall outlet located on the outside of the cabin.
Please note that while these locations are free, they are located directly outside of each cabin, so you will need to stay or visit someone. Also, be sure to bring your own cable.
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
You may have to hunt to find them, but there are standard level 1 outlets available outside of each villa. Now, this is the easiest part! The downside is that they stick to the air conditioning units and you may have to struggle with some bushes and foliage to get there. In addition, you will need to bring your own cable.
Disney’s Riviera Resort
The new DVC complex has 2 ChargePoint stations, both located in the west parking lot, near the main building.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
There are 2 ChargePoint stations here, both located in the front row.
Note: This location may be difficult to find. Be sure to turn left after the safety cab, followed by another left and right towards the parking lot.
Walt Disney World Dolphin
If your valet service is your style, this option will work well for you. Located on level 1, there is an electrical outlet. Just bring your own cable and let the car service know you want to charge the car. Outside of standard valet costs, shipping is free.
Wyndham Bonnet Creek
You will find 2 ChargePoint stations located outside the garage between tower 4 and tower 5.
Both stations are FREE.
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
There are 2 ChargePoint stations located in this complex, both on level 2 of the main garage, next to the stairs.
Waldorf Astoria Orlando
There are 3 TESLA destination chargers available for valet parking.
Shades of green
Like Waldorf Astoria Orlando, there are 2 TESLA destination chargers available for valet parking.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World
Travel around Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Shades of Green, Walt Disney World’s Four Seasons Resort Orlando offers you 8 huge destination stations. All eight stations are for valet parking only.
How much does it cost to charge my electric vehicle at Walt Disney World?
It cost $ 0.35 per kilowatt-hour.
Note: A minimum charge of $ 1.50 is required, unless otherwise noted.
How is a ChargePoint station used?
- Be sure to download the ChargePoint app and enter your credit card information.
- Once you arrive at your station, simply tap the phone on the reader and the charging cable will be unlocked automatically.
- Plug the cable into your electric vehicle and get on your way.
- It’s really that simple. In fact, once your EV is completely changed, you will receive a notification on your phone.
Note: If you don’t feel comfortable entering your credit card information into the app, you can purchase a ChargePoint prepaid card. In this case, touch the card to the reader to release the charging cable.
How will I know when the battery is fully charged?
Charging stops when the battery is fully charged.
Will I receive notifications when the battery is fully charged?
Yes, if you have the ChargePoint application.
Be sure to also check out PlugShare and ChargeHub for additional charging stations outside of Walt Disney World.
When traveling with an EV, it’s always best to bring your own cable, a spare cable, and a few extra adapters, if needed.
When in doubt, ask yourself!
If you’re having trouble finding any of the above locations, don’t be afraid to ask a cast member for directions. In fact, the more they are asked, the more Disney may realize that there is a need for additional signage and stations.
And here it is, the Ultimate Guide to Bringing an Electric Vehicle to Walt Disney World. Are you planning to take your EV vehicle to Walt Disney World? Any additional tips you think we should add to the list? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.
Ted Wioncek III is an annual Walt Disney World Passholdin’-D23 lovin’-DVC journalist carrying a theme park journalist card, whose work has earned him a reputation as a “master of storytelling.” He specializes in theatrical review, food criticism, travel planning, and double-blind Dole Whip flavor testing. Ted lives in sunny Florida with his beautiful wife, Kimberly, and his adorable rescue beagle, affectionately named Professor Indiana Bones. You can contact him at TheRealTraderTed@gmail.com. You can also enjoy their tips for visiting the parks on their YouTube channel, The Disney Passport.