This started out as a rumor and quickly became fact. Disney World has released a statement confirming they will soon begin charging for overnight parking at all of their resort hotels.
WDW News Today was the first place I saw this mentioned and they have the anticipated prices for overnight parking:
Standard overnight parking charges vary per resort category:
- Value Resorts: $13 per night
- Moderate Resorts: $19 per night
- Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24 a night
I’m not sure how long Disney World has been considering making this change. Maybe the continued increase of parking fees in Las Vegas gave them confidence.
The key detail you need to know is that parking charges will be assessed on any reservations made on or after March 21, 2018. So, if you’re contemplating a reservation, you can save some cash if you wrap your booking up in the next week.
A bright spot here is that DVC members are exempt from parking fees. Yay!
The Final Two Pennies
At first, I thought these fees weren’t that bad. Then, I started thinking about a typical week-long family vacation. At a moderate resort, that’s an extra $150 out of your pocket. We rarely rent a car when we stay at Disney World. Those trips have typically been very focused on the parks themselves. The Disney World transportation system is such that you’re unlikely to need a car, especially with key upcoming changes like the gondola system. Fold in services like the renowned Minnie Vans, and you’ll find plenty of reasons to leave the rental car behind.
Our next trip involves the Universal theme parks (ouch) so we actually are renting a car. We are staying offsite, but are also DVC members. So, we won’t be paying Disney parking money anytime soon. But, I am curious…..
Do you normally rent a car when you trek to Disney World? If so, why?
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