You’ve been planning this trip for a year. You’ve prepared yourself for the lines and the crowds. Nothing is going to spoil your fun. After all, it’s the happiest place on earth, right? You’ve prepared your budget and decided to splurge meals in the park. You’ll just bring your own snacks along. But does that mean you need to lug your snack sack around with you all day?
Are there lockers at Walt Disney World? In true Disney fashion, they have thought of everything. Their goal is to make your experience everything you dreamed, so they have provided lockers you can rent in several different locations around the Walt Disney World properties.
Having a place to stash your snacks, your extra shoes, your diaper bag – whatever it maybe – is going to come in handy. Let’s take a look at how the Disney World lockers work and where you can find them?
The Benefits of Renting a Locker
Some might suggest that renting a locker at a theme park is a waste of money. There are definite benefits to making the small daily investment, though.
- A place to safely store your new treasures – You can count on the fact that you won’t even make it past the transportation center before Shiny Object syndrome hits. If there’s one thing you can count on Disney for, it’s their advanced marketing skills and processes. By renting a locker, you won’t have to try to keep up with your packages or to wear yourself out carrying them around all day.
- A place to leave your food and snacks – You don’t want to carry your lunch or your snacks around all day, and you definitely don’t want to risk smashing them to smithereens on the Rocking Roller Coaster or Hollywood Tower or Terror. A locker will give you a safe place to store your sustenance while you explore.
- A place to leave changes of clothes – Whether you’re planning to go to one of the water parks later or you’re simply planning ahead for melting ice cream being all over the kids’ (or your own) shirts, sometimes a change of clothes is just a good idea. If you get caught in a typical Florida rain shower, sometimes a change of socks is a nice option too.
- A convenient “home base” – It isn’t unusual for different people to want to do different activities. The locker areas are usually shaded and are an opportune place to designate a meeting place and time. This allows age-appropriate individuals to do their own thing for part of the day but still get back together for the parades or meals.
Where to Find the Lockers at Disney World
All of the theme parks have at least one locker area. Some have multiple.
- The Magic Kingdom Park: The lockers at the Magic Kingdom are just inside the main entrance near the Walt Disney World Railroad depot. This is also the general area where wheelchairs and strollers can be rented.
- Epcot at the Camera Center: Near the camera center close to the main entrance.
- Epcot At the International Gateway: The walk of the world. If you take the water taxi to Epcot, this is where you will enter the theme park. Some like to start at this entrance because they like to dive right into experiencing the various countries.
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Before you even fully step onto Hollywood Boulevard, you will find a place where you can rent a locker for your visit. This will give you a place to store your new lightsaber.
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park Main Entrance: Inside the main entrance, just after you pass the initial shops.
- Near the Kali River Rapids Expedition: a nice place to store your water shoes and towel!
Lockers at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach Water Parks
The water parks speak for themselves as to why you might want to rent a locker. Trade out your walking shoes for your water shoes. Store your waterproof sunscreen for reapplication. Store your hat while you’re riding the wild slides.
- Typhoon Lagoon’s first set of lockers are located inside and to the right of the main entrance at Singapore Sal’s. You’ll also find lockers at Typhoon Tilly’s near the water slides.
- Blizzard Beach’s lockers near the entrance are located close to Frostbite Freddy’s. Ski Patrol Training Camp houses the other set of lockers. So whether you’re planning on lounging in the lazy river or hitting the slope slides, you’ve got options.
- Pop Century Resort – If you’re hitting the kiddy pool at the Pop Century, you will find locker rental options near the Hippy Dippy Pool.
The Process of Renting a Locker
Now that you know where to find the lockers, let’s talk about how to rent one.
Remember, the lockers are only available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Available Locker Sizes
Lockers in the theme parks are available in three different sizes, so you can choose based on your needs.
- Small – The small lockers measure 12” x 10” x 17” and rent for $10 per day. These are typically big enough to fit one full backpack.
- Large – If you need to graduate to a larger size, the large lockers are 15.5” x 13” x 17” and cost $12 per day. Although these lockers are the same depth as the small ones, they give you extra width and height.
- Jumbo (Only available to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.) – For the family or large group on the go, this option typically will handle three backpacks. These measure 17” x 22” x 26” and are merely $15 per day.
Lockers in the water parks can be found in two different sizes.
- Standard – These are similar to the theme park’s small lockers. Standard lockers measure 12.5” x 10” x 17” and charge $10 per day.
- Large – The water park large lockers are the same size as the theme park large lockers but cost slightly more. They are 15.5” x 13” x 17” and cost $15 per day.
How to Rent a Locker
Renting a locker is an easy process. If you are using either cash or a major credit card, you can go directly to the self-service kiosk, choose your locker size, and get your code to access your locker for the day.
If you are using your MagicBand™ or a gift card, simply go to the nearest merchant and let them know you want to rent a locker. They will be able to help you and will give you your code to input into the kiosk to provide your access for your locker.
Note: The locker codes are computer generated and rotate, so you won’t be able to use the same code with the same locker the next day.
As your anticipation builds and you excitedly prepare for your trip to Walt Disney World, you can rest assured they have everything you need to make your trip the best you can make it.
Although you can’t reserve your lockers in advance, you can know without a doubt that there are lots of them at the various parks. (You’re still going to want to rent one early in the morning since they’re first-come, first-served, though.)
Who knows? Maybe one day, there will be drones you can summon from anywhere in the parks to bring you the items from your locker and return them when you’re finished.
Until them – Go. Enjoy. And have a magical time!