Orlando’s Amway Center will host the graduation ceremonies for eight Orange County high schools in the coming days. This means that thousands of students, parents, siblings, grandparents, friends and other relatives will be descending on downtown Orlando to attend the celebration of their senior’s accomplishment.
With more than a dozen parking lots and garages within blocks of the Amway Center, it can be overwhelming and costly (both with money and time) if you drive downtown without a parking plan.
The cheapest parking:
- Lots 9 and 10 under I-4 between Washington St. and Church St. Parking in lots 9 and 10 costs only $1 per hour. It must be prepaid at one of the meters found in the lot, and your receipt must be displayed on your dash. Paying $4 for 4 hours is a safe bet.
- 55 West Garage on Pine Street west of Orange Avenue, $2 per hour, but with a maximum of $6 when you show a graduation program. This is a best bet if you are going to hang out downtown after the ceremony because you can stay for up to 3 hours after the graduation has ended and only pay $6. Must have a graduation program.
- Central Garage on West Central Blvd, west of Orange Avenue, same cost as 55 West Garage, $2 per hour, but with a maximum of $6 when you show a graduation program.
The most convenient parking:
- The Geico Garage, The Geico Garage is directly across from the Amway Center on South Street. Covered bridge from parking garage to the arena. The bridge is on the 5th floor of the Geico Garage and takes you directly to the Terrance level of the Amway Center. Cost is $10 for graduations (normally $20 for Magic games and concerts)
- Church Street Garage, The Church Street garage is located directly across from the Amway Center on Church Street (enter on South Hughey Ave.). The elevators and stairwells dump you out on Church Street just feet from the Amway Center entrance. Parking is $10.
Check out all of the other parking options on this map.
2012 Orange County/Amway Center Graduations Schedule
Jones, 4:00 PM
Oak Ridge, 8:00 PM
Saturday, 6-2-2012 Edgewater, 10:00 AM
Dr. Phillips, 3:00 PM
Boone, 8:00 PM
Timber Creek, 10:00 AM
Evans, 3:00 PM
Colonial, 8:00 PM