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    Resort Parking Fees Coming? (rumor)

    https://wdwnt.com/2018/03/breaking-w...night-parking/

    There is talk that guests staying at the resorts will now be charged a nightly parking fee if they have their own vehicle.
    No official word from Disney as of yet, but there are a lot of details out there, so it's probably true.

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    I'm surprised it took them this long.
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    Our next trip is 16 nights, it won't be fun to have this added to our cost.

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    Agreed George.

    Apparently DVC guests still keep free parking.

    Rates as follows:

    • Deluxe Resorts: $25/night
    • Moderate Resorts: $19/night
    • Value Resorts: $13/night

    And Valet parking is jumping to $33


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nia View Post
    Our next trip is 16 nights, it won't be fun to have this added to our cost.
    I'm unmoved. You Europeans pay $30/night for rooms and get free dining!
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    I guess the win twice. You pay the car parking fee - more money for Disney. You don't hire car - you stay in the bubble and spend all your cash there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nia View Post
    Our next trip is 16 nights, it won't be fun to have this added to our cost.
    Word on the street is that it is for reservations booked after 3/21. So not just those traveling after 3/21, but those whose booking date falls after 3/21. So you should be safe ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    I'm unmoved. You Europeans pay $30/night for rooms and get free dining!

    Lol, I wish - 7 700 usd is Disney cost of our trip! Flights, car, spends are on top of this. I am not sure where the 30 usd per night came from! We do get good deals, so fair point I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nia View Post
    Lol, I wish - 7 700 usd is the cost of Disney portion of our trip! Flights car spends are on top of this. I am not sure where the 30 usd per night came from! We do get good deals, so fair point I guess.
    I was exaggerating.
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    Off the top of my head:
    1) Additional revenue with minimal additional cost
    2) Incentive for guests to eliminate rental car which keeps them on-site
    3) Potentially frees parking spaces for locals to dine at resorts
    4) Some additional value added to DVC membership
    5) Probably eliminates off-site guests using resort parking lots as loophole to avoid daily fee at parks

    Also:
    1) Shifts balance for a number of families to off-site resorts (but with occupancy high, probably minimal impact)
    2) Reduces amount of cars rented (by a meaningful amount - probably not)
    3) At least it's not a resort fee!
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    the roomer is - it won't impact UK and Irish guests. We will get it free, same as we get the photo pass with our tickets

    with the 30 usd room and the free dinning, soon they will be paying us to visit

    (kidding by the way!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DopeyRunr View Post
    3) At least it's not a resort fee!
    That'll be next. And it will include parking, so it'll be a GREAT DEAL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DopeyRunr View Post
    Off the top of my head:
    1) Additional revenue with minimal additional cost
    2) Incentive for guests to eliminate rental car which keeps them on-site
    3) Potentially frees parking spaces for locals to dine at resorts
    4) Some additional value added to DVC membership
    5) Probably eliminates off-site guests using resort parking lots as loophole to avoid daily fee at parks

    Also:
    1) Shifts balance for a number of families to off-site resorts (but with occupancy high, probably minimal impact)
    2) Reduces amount of cars rented (by a meaningful amount - probably not)
    3) At least it's not a resort fee!
    Less emissions - greener Disney too

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    Boy this pretty much sucks for folks like me who live close enough to drive (6 hrs). If the room rates were reasonable priced, which they aren't anymore, I could be OK with this as we often pay a parking fee when staying offsite. But if we can now stay offsite for the price (or more) I can't imagine us going back to our favorite POFQ anytime soon unless we find a killer AP or FL resident deal. One more reason to not renew our APs which we've had for 8 years...
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    This will also change the math for people who consider doing throwaway nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nia View Post
    Less emissions - greener Disney too
    Possibly.
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    https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/en...vices/parking/

    Resort Hotels

    Registered Guests:
    Overnight Self-Parking

    • Effective for reservations made March 21, 2018 and thereafter, standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.

    Standard Overnight Parking charges per Resort Category:

    • Disney Value Resorts: $13 per night
    • Disney Moderate Resorts: $19 per night
    • Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24 per night

    Complimentary standard parking is available to Guests staying at the Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Each campsite provides parking space for one (1) motorized vehicle.
    Valet Parking
    Valet Parking is available at select Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villas for $33 per night (sales tax included).

    Guests with Disabilities
    Designated parking areas are available throughout Walt Disney World Resort for Guests with disabilities. A valid disability parking permit is required.
    Learn more about services for Guests with disabilities.

    Disney Vacation Club Members
    Members will not be charged for standard overnight self-parking when staying at a DVC Deluxe Villa, regardless of whether they use vacation points or another form of payment. Members also will not be charged to park when using vacation points to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

    Day Guests
    Complimentary standard self-parking is available while enjoying select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences at Disney Resort hotels.


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    it's official. Europeans aren't excluded, just the reservations made before March 21. free parking is no longer a perk for onsite guest, just they are taking it differently

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    Disney Vacation Club Members
    Members will not be charged for standard overnight self-parking when staying at a DVC Deluxe Villa, regardless of whether they use vacation points or another form of payment. Members also will not be charged to park when using vacation points to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.
    This almost certainly means it's a Member perk, and not available to non-grandfathered resale owners. It also almost certainly means that RCI Exchangers will pay it as well.

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    That's on the order of a 10% increase of the nightly cost at the values and mods...
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    I wonder how they'll distinguish between "Day Guests" who park and "Resort Guests" who park. I expected a validation type system but that doesn't appear to be what they're doing. Separate/barricaded parking areas seems like too much expense to set up. Are they going to cross-reference every vehicle parked overnight with the information from the front desk? I can't see them towing vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Shute View Post
    That's on the order of a 10% increase of the nightly cost at the values and mods...
    Still, a smaller percentage than most Orlando-area resort fees, which I've seen run 25-30%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nia View Post
    they are taking it differently
    taking it up the...
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    Boy this pretty much sucks for folks like me who live close enough to drive
    My guess: this is by design. It is not hard to imagine that (on average) people who fly to the resort visit less frequently and spend more per visit than folks who drive. If your resorts are full-to-overflowing, you might want to create incentives that specifically discourage folks in the latter category without discouraging folks in the former.

    In other words: there is a reason this is a nightly parking fee, and not a nightly resort fee.

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