• On Jul 11, 2019
    Jamie from NJ 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.

    My husband and I haven’t stayed at WDW in quite awhile and are making a trip next year. Now that there are parking fees, do they have or offer temporary free parking? Like if a taxi or rental car was dropping off someone at a resort with a reservation.

    Hi Jamie,

    How exciting that you'll be returning to the Walt Disney World Resort next year and staying at a Disney Resort hotel! I think you'll find the exact same magic and sense of wonder that you remember from previous trips, but with fun, new adventures to enjoy, too! I'm excited FOR you!

    I'm happy to let you know that while there is now a fee charged for overnight parking, you'll still be able to enjoy short-term parking at no cost. When you arrive, you'll simply want to tell the Cast Members at Security that you're arriving for your magical stay, and they'll let you know where you may head to check in (if you haven't already done so through the really convenient online check-in service) and unload your things. Even Guests visiting a Disney Resort hotel for shopping or dining are allowed a couple hours of complimentary parking while they're enjoying their time there, so you'll have absolutely no trouble leaving a car for a short time while you get settled.

    Since you won't have your own vehicle, you can just sit back, relax, and let Disney do the driving while you enjoy your vacation. You'll be pleased to know that with a vast fleet of buses, boats, and even the iconic monorail, you'll be just a quick ride away from all of the magic and fun. If you need to get somewhere really quickly, or would just enjoy the quiet of a private ride, feel free to use the Lyft app to request a ride in polka-dotted style with the convenient Minnie Van service. Minnie Vans are absolutely adorable! 

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jamie, and please let us know if we can help with anything else as you're planning your trip. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation next year!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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