Does Disney Charge Parking Fees for Guests Staying at a Disney Resort?

A hot topic in the Disney sphere this week is the news that Walt Disney World Resort, will begin charging all of their on-site guests parking fees for each night of your stay.  Historically, FREE parking has been one of the biggest perks for guests opting to stay at a Walt Disney World on-site property. These new rate changes have concerned a lot of guests opting to stay at a Disney property in the year ahead. Therefore, it’s not surprising that we’ve received a lot of questions about on-site parking fees across all of Dinsey’s resort properties from Disneyland to Hawaii to Vero Beach.  That’s why we here at Disney Addicts thought we’d give you a brief rundown of the parking policies for each of Disney’s properties.

1. Walt Disney World Resorts – Starting on March 21st, any guest parking at your Walt Disney World Resort  (that booked on March 21st or after), will have to pay the following nightly parking rates:

  • Value Resorts – $13 per night
  • Moderate Resorts – $19 per night
  • Deluxe Resorts – $24 per night
  • Valet Park- (available at select resorts) $33 per night

It is worth noting that any guests with existing reservations will not have to pay parking fees.  Theme Park parking for onsite guests will also continue to be available at no additional charge and those visiting the resort for shopping or dining reservations will not be charged. In addition, parking is complimentary for those staying at the campsites and lots at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

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2. Disneyland Resorts – There are three onsite resorts at Disneyland: Paradise Pier Hotel, The Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.  Parking charges are nothing new for these onsite guests as Disneyland has been charging the following overnight parking rates to guests staying:

  • Self-parking: $20 per night per vehicle
  • Oversized vehicle parking: $25 per night per vehicle
  • Valet parking: $30 per night per vehicle

Disneyland Resorts do not currently charge same-day parking rates for guests visiting the restaurants and spas on property. These locations will validate parking.  However, without validation, hourly parking fees will be applied.

Visit Aulani 2017

3, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa – Most visitors to Disney’s island retreat in Hawaii will not have cars.  However, for those opting to get a car rental during your stay, it’s worth noting that Disney charges the following fees for guests staying on property:

  • Self-parking: $37
  • Valet parking: $37

Those visiting Aulani for the day are eligible for complimentary parking if visiting select restaurants and spas.  Otherwise, $37 for valet or $12 per hour up to $37 per day will be charged for day guests.

4. Disney’s Vera Beach Resort – Those looking to stay at Disney’s marvelous Beach Resort on Florida’s Atlantic Coast still benefit from free overnight and same day self-parking.

5. Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort – Located in South Carolina, five hours from Disney World, this property is fashioned after the 1940’s hunting and fishing lodges popular in the area.  As of going to print self-parking at the Hilton Head Resort is still complimentary for overnight and day-guests.

Parking rates at all of Disney’s incredible hotels and resorts will definitely be worth keeping an eye on going forward.  Readers are encouraged to continue to follow along with Disney Addicts and our sister site Chip and Co. for the latest in Disney resorts news and updates.

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