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  • On Oct 15, 2019
    Stephanie from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Are there any resorts at WDW that don’t charge for parking? That was an unpleasant surprise on our last trip. I want to find a way to avoid it next time.

    Hello, Stephanie!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Since I usually fly from California, I skip the rental car and enjoy Disney's Magical Express complimentary transfer from the Orlando International Airport to the Walt Disney World Resort. My husband and I love to rest on the bus, and it always gets us in the Disney mood instantly! 

    By using this service and the also complimentary Resort Transportation, we don't have to worry about driving or factor in parking fees. This option is fantastic, and you can even choose your next Disney Resort hotel based on the type of transportation you prefer. Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, for example, offers easy access to Magic Kingdom Park by boat and is only a Monorail ride away from Epcot

    Disney's Beach Club Resort, on the other hand, is located so close to Epcot that it's only a few steps away. You can also walk to Disney's Hollywood Studios from there! 

    There is also another fantastic solution that may be perfect for you: Disney Vacation Club. It also goes way beyond parking, and will surely transform your vacation experience!

    Disney Vacation Club members enjoy many benefits, and one of the best of them is that they do not pay for parking when they stay at the Disney Vacation Club Deluxe Villas at the Walt Disney World Resort. The same rule applies to stays at Disney's Vero Beach Resort and Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort. 

    Members enjoy complimentary overnight standard self-parking at these locations regardless of whether they use Vacation Points or another form of payment. Members using Vacation Points to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can also enjoy complimentary overnight standard self-parking. 

    The benefits, though, extend way beyond the parking lot! Disney Vacation Club members have discounted access to the Tables in Wonderland card, enjoy discounts for tours, dining experiences, merchandise purchases, and even for select cruises with the Disney Cruise Line!

    Joining the Disney Vacation Club was a perfect decision for my family, and I hope it's also a good option for you, too! 

    I hope that these options make you more comfortable to plan your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacations, Stephanie! If more questions come up before you decide, please, come back. We love to help!

    May the magic be with you, 

    Julie
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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist who also loves to sing and cook. I grew up in Southern Brazil, in Santa Catarina, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now it is my passion to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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