• On Jul 23, 2018
    Paul from DOWN 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.

    As a DVC Member do you have to pay for theme park parking if your Not staying at a Disney Resort?

    Hey there, Paul! Thanks so much for your question.

    Disney Vacation Club members do have some free parking benefits when it comes to parking overnight at a resort hotel, but when it comes to parking at the theme parks, there is no free parking for DVC members who are not vacationing at a Walt Disney World resort. In order to get the free parking benefit, you either have to have a MagicBand that links to a Disney resort reservation, or you'll need an annual pass.

    I don't know if you know of the DVC discounted annual pass, but it's a great perk for DVC members. With a discount of about $100 over the price of a regularly priced annual pass, it's an impressive savings. You can break even in about 10 days, so any days you visit a theme park in a year is like getting in free. It also gives you the free parking, even if you are not staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel. 

    Happy planning, Paul! I hope your vacation is absolutely magical.

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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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