This week Disney announced guest reservations made after 21st March 2018 shall be subject to parking charges at Walt Disney World Resorts. A lot of non-Disney hotels in the area already charge for parking and Disney have now followed suit. Four Seasons, Swan and Dolphin and Bonnet Creek resorts to name a few already charge for self-parking. Walt Disney World (WDW) has now followed suit.
Do people have cars at Walt Disney World?
Yes, they do! With increasing airfares, many guests will drive to Orlando. Many Floridian residents will be driving and will need to park their car somewhere. A number of Guests who fly into Orlando like to have their own car to drive to non-Disney theme parks. I am from the UK and I love to be able to drive to the shopping malls and outlets! It has been a perk to staying at a WDW resort to have free parking included in the Accommodation charges. Guests who stay at WDW resorts will still be eligible for free parking at all the Disney theme parks.
What are the new Parking charges at Walt Disney World?
The overnight standard self-parking charges will be dependent on your resort category. To find out which category your resort falls under please visit “Resort Categories at Walt Disney World”. These are the following charges:
- Value Resorts – $13 per night.
- Moderate Resorts – $19 per night.
- Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts – $24 per night.
The following exclusions apply to the new charges:
- Standard overnight parking is complimentary to Guests staying at Fort Wilderness Campsites.
- Day Guests who are visiting Disney Resorts for dining, shopping, entertainment etc will receive complimentary self-parking.
- Overnight self-parking and valet service, where available, are complimentary for Guests with disabilities. A valid disability parking permit is required.
- Disney Vacation Club (DVC) members will not be charged for standard overnight self-parking when staying at a DVC Deluxe Villa. DVC members will also receive complimentary overnight parking when using their vacation points to stay at any WDW Resort.
Valet parking, where available, is now $33 per night (sales tax included). If you are dining and have a Tables In Wonderland card as long you keep your receipt this charge is complimentary.
What do you think? Will this make you reconsider driving to Walt Disney World? Would you still stay at a Walt Disney World resort?
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