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  • On Jun 24, 2022
    Shelley from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I’m planning on using the electric vehicle chargers during my stay, do I still have to pay for parking? Also, are there idle fees?

    Hiya, Shelley!

    Thanks for sharing another great question here at planDisney. This question definitely speaks to me. And it speaks to the Walt Disney Company as well, as Disney has made concerted efforts to advance its environmental sustainability and help make this world a cleaner, safer, and healthier place for current and future generations. Supporting more sustainable alternatives aligns well with Disney’s stated goals. Disney has a long history of promoting lower-emissions and zero-emissions alternatives as well as renewable energy sources and recycling programs.

    As a fellow electric vehicle driver, I’m very pleased to share that electric vehicle charging stations are available throughout the Disneyland Resort, including for overnight parking at the three Disneyland Resort Hotels, for daytime parking for theme park visitors, and for hourly parking at the Downtown Disney District. The Disneyland Resort is serviced by the ChargePoint network of electric vehicle chargers. In addition to the regular daily, hourly, or valet parking rates assessed by Disney at the parking area entrances or exits, electric charging fees are applicable. A ChargePoint account is required to enable vehicle charging at the designated spaces. You may use the ChargePoint app or website to locate charging stations as well as review their real-time availability and charging rates.

    Electric charging is based on the number of kilowatt-hours used with a minimum cost. There is no fee for idling in the charging spaces after your vehicle is fully charged, though fellow electric vehicle owners greatly appreciate typical vehicle charging etiquette, especially at the hotel locations. And the ChargePoint app includes a waitlist feature that can notify you when your vehicle is fully charged or when a charging location becomes available. Please consult the ChargePoint service directly for the latest information and rates.

    Overnight Guests at each of the Disneyland Resort Hotels have access to a limited number of electric vehicle charging stations. Disneyland Hotel Guests may use charging stations in the Fantasy Self-Parking Lot. Paradise Pier Hotel Guests may access spaces reserved for electric vehicles on the first floor of the hotel parking structure. Electric vehicle drivers visiting Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa may request valet parking with electric vehicle charging.

    When you are visiting the Disneyland Resort theme parks as a day Guest, notify the parking attendant at the parking structure or parking area entrance that you are interested in an electric vehicle charging parking space. They will give you directions for arriving at that spot. Charging spaces are available on a first-come basis. Though there are many charging locations, in my experience, the Toy Story Parking Area tends to have more availability.

    Thanks for doing your part to support sustainability efforts, Shelley. And I hope you have a magical time at the Disneyland Resort!

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