• On Sep 28, 2018
    Monica from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Confused about parking changes - am I correct that when staying at a disney resort I now have to pay for parking overnight, but when I take my car to the parks, I don't pay for parking while visiting during the day?

    Hiya, Monica! 

    It can be a bit confusing, but let's see if I can help make it a little easier - although, you've got it practically perfect without my help!

    Walt Disney World resort guests do now pay a fee for overnight parking at your resort. The fee is based on the resort where you are staying. All guests of Walt Disney World resort hotels receive complimentary theme park parking as a benefit of staying at a Walt Disney World hotel. Unless you wish to upgrade parking to a preferred spot ($45 per day), you won't have to pay for theme park parking.

    Don't forget - as a resort guest you also have access to complimentary resort and theme park transportation. You'll be able to use the monorail, boats, buses, and in the near future, gondolas to get back and forth between resorts and theme parks at no additional charge. You might want to leave the car parked some days and not have to worry about transportation at all.

    Have a wonderful visit to Walt Disney World, Monica!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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