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Disney World hotels to charge for overnight parking

15 March 2018

Visiting Disney World at one of the hotels on property will be getting more expensive starting with reservations made on or after March 21. That’s when the resort's hotels will start charging for overnight parking, which previously had been included in the cost of the stay. Any reservations made before March 21 will not be charged for overnight parking.

The new rates are as follows: Deluxe hotel overnight parking will cost $24 per night (the deluxe category includes hotels like the Grand Floridian and the Contemporary); Moderate hotel overnight parking will be $19 per night (examples include Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs); and Value hotel overnight parking will cost $13 per night (value hotels include the All-Star resorts and the Art of Animation). Valet parking, available at select resorts, will be $33 per night.

Daytime parking at all resorts will remain free, so guests who want to eat at a Disney hotel restaurant, for example, won’t have to pay to park. Theme park parking will also remain free for guests staying at Disney hotels, and for Disney Vacation Club members either staying at a deluxe villa, or staying at a Disney hotel property using their DVC points.

For guests traveling to a Disney World hotel without a car, Disney offers free transportation from Orlando International Airport on their Disney’s Magical Express service, as well as bus transportation to the theme parks and Disney Springs.

While a hotel overnight parking charge is new to Walt Disney World, Disneyland hotels have routinely charged for guest parking ($20 for self-parking, $25 for oversized vehicles, and $30 for valet parking per night).

According to Disney's internal research, almost 80% of Central Florida full-service hotels charge for overnight parking. Universal Orlando hotels charge between $12-22 for overnight stays, with day parking charges up to $24 per vehicle. 


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