Valet Parking at Universal Studios Orlando
How do you get to Valet Parking area at Universal Studios Orlando?
Oct. will be my first visit to Universal Orlando. We are staying "off property" so I will be driving to the park and using Valet Parking. Is it well marked how to get to Valet Parking? Do you go through the main entrance and then to VP, or is there a separate entrance.
From Amy Smith
Posted September 13, 2012 at 8:18 PM
Coming from the direction of Portofino and Hard Rock on that main road, it's a marked turn on the right side before you go under the Citywalk walkway. Obviously from the opposite direction where you drive pass the main entrance turn first you would come under the walkway then make a left at the light there. Honestly, Valet parking costs so much money that I would just park in parking garage - valet does not save you that much walking or time.
If you have the money to splurge, valet parking is so worth it at Universal. Unless something has changed since my last visit, the parking there is the absolute worst of all Florida parks. I've waited in stop and go traffic for well over 30 min to get to a spot, and this is after waiting 15 minutes just to get to the toll booth. The way they park cars is completely backwards and inefficient. Then after you park it's like a 2 mile walk to either park entrance. They put speedwalks in to help get you to the park faster, but everyone lazily stands on them and completely blocks them so that you can't walk on them. If you do decide to try to walk on them, you have to be confrontational and excuse your way through the lazies. It's not worth it, and it's usually quicker just to go around on the non moving sidewalk.
You still have a long walk from valet, but it's completely worth it to avoid the congestion of the lot and to cut out the rest of the walk and the maybe-working maybe-not-working escalators.
Anyway, to answer your question, yes, it is well marked. You can go in any entrance, and once you're on property, just keep looking for "Valet Parking" signs.
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