Iger Reverses Unpopular Disney World Resort Upcharge Effective IMMEDIATELY

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When Bob Iger returned to The Walt Disney Company, taking over for CEO Bob Chapek, many Disney Parks fans hoped he would reverse some unpopular changes. At Walt Disney World Resort, many hoped for the return of formerly free perks like Magical Express transportation, FastPass+, and Resort hotel parking.

Related: Disney World Regularly Charges Guests Hundreds For Resort Parking They Didn’t Use

Iger admitted he wouldn’t be able to make everyone happy, but he will certainly try. While Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, one formerly-free amenity has officially returned to Walt Disney World Resort!

Logo for Disney Genie+ on a blue background with a winking Genie head from Aladdin.
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According to Nexstar reporter Scott Gustin, free parking for Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guests is back:

NEW: Hotel guests at Walt Disney World will receive complimentary self-parking at Disney resort hotels starting TONIGHT, Jan. 10.

The change is effective immediately. Starting Tuesday, January 10, Guests staying at Value, Moderate, and Deluxe/Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Resort hotels will no longer pay for self-parking.

Walt Disney World Resort started charging for parking at its Resort hotels in 2018. Since then, prices have increased multiple times. This change was controversial, as Disney Parks fans already felt that The Walt Disney Company was moving toward nickel-and-diming Guests. More Guests began using Lyft, Uber, and Minnie Van services after the change.

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The parking news is part of a major shift at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort this week. The Disney Parks also announced changes to unpopular Park Hopping rules, updates to Park Pass Reservations for Annual Passholders, and even the opening date of TRON Lightcycle Run at Magic Kingdom.

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Are you excited about free parking returning to Walt Disney World Resort hotels? What other perks would you like to see brought back? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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