Walt Disney World announces new Overnight Parking Fee for all Resort Guests starting this month

in Disney, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World

Starting on March 21, Walt Disney World is adding an overnight parking fee for all resort guests. From the Walt Disney World website:

Overnight Self-Parking

  • Effective for reservations made March 21, 2018, and thereafter, standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.

Standard Overnight Parking charges per Resort Category:

  • Disney Value Resorts: $13 per night
  • Disney Moderate Resorts: $19 per night
  • Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24 per night

Complimentary standard parking is available to Guests staying at the Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Each campsite provides parking space for one (1) motorized vehicle.

Valet Parking 
Valet Parking is available at select Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villas for $33 per night (sales tax included).

Guests with Disabilities 
Designated parking areas are available throughout Walt Disney World Resort for Guests with disabilities. A valid disability parking permit is required. 
Learn more about services for Guests with disabilities.

Disney Vacation Club Members 
Members will not be charged for standard overnight self-parking when staying at a DVC Deluxe Villa, regardless of whether they use vacation points or another form of payment. Members also will not be charged to park when using vacation points to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

Day Guests 
Complimentary standard self-parking is available while enjoying select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences at Disney Resort hotels.

As noted above, this fee doesn’t apply to guests who are visiting a resort for dinner or other activities.

Source: Disney

16 Comments

  1. Daniel Smith

    What a crock of barnyard leavings.
    We pay enough for the damn hotel, why double charge the people who love to come and stay with you?
    Every visit I have made to WDW since 1989 I have stayed on property.
    I may still but my love for you has decreased

    1. TimP

      I paid $35 a night to park at Aulani for a $400 a night room. Nothing is free at Disney.

      1. Michelle

        I don’t think it’s comparing apples to apples comparing Disneyland or Aulani to WDW. WDW is 40 square miles of land area. There is not a premium for parking space like in DL or Aulani. The fact that this resort previously advertised one of their perks as free parking, and then all of a sudden decides to charge just because they can is a slap in the face to long-time resort guests.

  2. TonyG

    Done with WDW. Operationally lesser in every way. Nickel and diming everywhere you look. Old memories of Classic Disney are better than new experiences of greedy, lazy, Lesser Disney.

    1. Fool! Its great to pay ridcilous prices ! I should know im the former president of Disney! Give us more money yay !!!!!!!

  3. frostysnowman

    They have to keep sticking it to us, huh? There’s absolutely no reason to start charging for parking at the hotels. What a freaking money grab! Very angry about this. We are going in May and already made our reservations so this won’t apply to this trip, at least.

  4. Kennith Hutchinson

    After our June trip all my future ones will be sort of off site. I priced out the Swan/Dolphin today and I figured a can stay at a nice hotel and save about 3 to 4K per trip. Good move Disney

  5. Paul

    Is ESPN really costing you that much that you have to do this.
    Kennith is right, stay off grounds. There are a lot of great houses to rent real close by and for the price of a “value resort”

  6. KL

    Well decision made not to go back any time soon. Shame on you Disney for hurting the families just trying to save some money by driving. Is this the Vision Walt had when he wanted to create a place for families to come and create wonderful memories? Greedy, despicable money grab move.

  7. Holly

    Once again we get screwed. Well I don’t think we will stay on grounds anymore. Better deals outside the wdw compound. Bonnet creek for one! They are nickel and diming people… first valet, then tickets, then dining (really who wants to pay $20 for chicken tenders?) and now parking. Unreal.

  8. Holly

    What about annual pasholders? Will they also be charged? I see dvc is not going to be

  9. Tricia

    Ridiculous. Pay your employees more than. This place is getting classist and inaccessible to many families.

  10. Roger

    Stupid idea… guess I’ll be staying off the property… that place is already a rip off.. way to go Disney, keep screwing your guests..

  11. Chris

    What next charging for bus/monrail transportation??

    1. frostysnowman

      My guess is Fast Passes. First you’ll be able to pay a premium to be able to make reservations earlier than other resort guests. Then they’ll trickle it down to everyone.

  12. Caleb

    I have yet to stay on property but even I think this is greedy. Disney resorts already cost an arm and a leg and now a daily parking fee? I think it is ridiculous even when non-Disney hotels charge for parking but what Disney charges to stay at one of their hotels should already have parking included in the price right?

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