Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Parking Fee Increased Effective Today 6/18/19

Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel will have to pay a little more for overnight parking for future reservations, effective today.

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The parking fees are added to resort hotel guests’ bills upon checkout.

The new overnight resort hotel guest parking fee schedule is as follows:

For reservations made before June 18, 2019 for arrivals in 2019 or 2020:

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

For reservations made on June 18, 2019 and thereafter for arrivals in 2020:

  • Disney Value Resorts: $15 per night
  • Disney Moderate Resorts: $20 per night
  • Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $25 per night

For guests staying at Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Complimentary standard parking is available for guests staying at the Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Each campsite provides parking space for one motorized vehicle.

Parking Fee Exemptions for Disney Vacation Club Members

DVC members will not be charged for standard overnight self-parking when staying at a DVC Deluxe Villa, regardless of whether you are using 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.

Parking Fee Exemptions for Day Guests Dining and Shopping at Resorts

If you are coming to resort to shop, eat, or participate in the entertainment and recreation offerings at Disney Resorts you will not be charged for standard self-parking.  The parking fees only apply to overnight guests.

Valet Parking Fees

Valet Parking is available at some Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villas for $33 per night (sales tax included).

Will the new parking fee increase change your travel plans? Let us know in the comments.

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23 Replies to “Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Parking Fee Increased Effective Today 6/18/19”

  1. We joined DVC in 1993. Our entire family has loved and enjoyed it. However, I would never join again as all benefits have been discontinued except for a %10 discount here and there. We’re seriously thinking of selling our membership. The daily parking fee for DVC members is disgraceful.

    1. Hi Helen, actually DVC members don’t have to pay for resort parking. As the post notes: DVC members will not be charged for standard overnight self-parking when staying at a DVC Deluxe Villa, regardless of whether you are using 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.

  2. The hotel parking fees just seem wrong. Yes, we have paid them in other cities on a one or two night stay even though we did not like them. We are annual passholders and have been coming to Walt Disney World a few times a year lately and staying for about 2 weeks each stay. We have been coming to WDW since 1983 and staying on property since 1993. We had been booked early for our 2018 trips so did not pay the parking fee. On our upcoming trip we will be paying the parking fee for the first time. We are also booked for two more trips this year. We come from Canada so also pay exchange (currently about 35%) on US money. With increases in everything we are saying for the first time that this year could well be our last year. I am not saying that we cannot afford these prices but I am saying that we are saying enough is enough. Parking fees at the resorts are just something that we feel is wrong. We feel that it is wrong for everyone but especially wrong for annual passholders.

    1. Also, in regards to the parking fees at resort hotels we have not always been happy with the parking situation at the resort hotels. We have been staying at the deluxe resorts and more than once per trip come out to find our car covered in grass clippings. We then have to take time from our vacation and spend money to get the car washed. The car wash that is close to our resort is often down for maintenance so we then have to go off property and find a car wash. This takes time away from our vacation and is frustrating. Also, deluxe resorts charging more than the moderate and All Star resorts is wrong. They are not charging by what the cost of the parking is but by what they think the people can and will pay for parking. It is the same size car in the same size space.

  3. Disney claims to only be following what other resorts are doing. They need to review Walt’s ideals for WDW. He didn’t want it to be “like” other resorts and parks. He wanted it to be a special place for families. Sadly, the current group in charge doesn’t give a Rat’s patootie what the Mouse creator wanted.
    Maybe if WDW would slow down the crazy pace of building “new” attractions they could keep prices realistic. We used to feel like we could afford to go often enough to experience the new attractions. Now they seem to be coming so fast, I can’t even keep up with them, much less afford to go often enough to experience them. PLEASE SLOW IT DOWN DISNEY!! THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF FAMILIES WHO SIMPLY WISH THEY COULD EXPERIENCE THE ORIGINAL PARK. Trust me, the apparently uber wealthy clientele the Disney is catering too these days WILL grow bored some day and even your mad dash to build them something new won’t keep them coming back. Meanwhile all us “old disney maniacs” will have found happiness elsewhere and probably won’t even realize you want us to come back. My over 40 family trips staying on property and doing everything Disney probably helped finance some of this growth, but I can promise there won’t be many, if anymore trips for this family.

  4. This was the last straw for me. I have taken my family to WDW many times over the years, but I am done. With the down dates now being packed, the already crazy cost for food,for some reason this last grab at my money pushed me over the edge. I have had many great times with my family at WDW, but someone with more money will now take my place. I imagine that is exactly what Disney wants.

  5. As a form of protest for the parking fees, when I park I open the oil tank valve on my car, just a little, and leak oil all over their precious parking lot. I think the last oil stain I left at the Pop Century qualifies as a hidden Mickey.

  6. I can now take 3 to 4 beach trips (four nights in a beach front condo or house) for one 4 night Disney World vacation staying at our usual resort, Wilderness Lodge. They said they are only doing what other resorts are charging. Other resorts provide an in-room microwave, clock, etc. I have to now end this comment as I am packing for a beach trip to the Carolina coast. We’re skipping WDW this year (and next year?).

  7. We stayed at the Cabins of Fort Wilderness and had to pay for parking. Just the campsites have free parking, fyi for future Fort Wilderness visits.

  8. I love Disney but this constant nickle and diming of everything is getting crazy. They don’t even keep prices around long enough for people to realize and account for the change before a new fee is added. Its really a shame what’s becoming of the parks.

  9. Slapped in the face not once, but twice with overnight increases that may be pocket change to some people but my family, and many others,make numerous sacrifices to save for our Disney trips. I understand it’s a business and they’re in it to make money but I no longer feel like a “guest”. I actually feel like a fool. I’ve got no one to blame but myself. I fell in love with Walt’s idea of Disney World but that idea no longer exists. I’m not even mad this time…I’m sad.

  10. So sad that a place for family fun is too expensive for most families. Walt would be very upset on the high profit margin on things there. A week for a family of 4 is astounding. Go to Europe instead for less.

  11. I book hotels for our dance team and one complaint I get is paying to park. It’s crazy but people would rather pay $125 a night for a hotel with free parking than pay $100 for the hotel and $25 to park. Paying to park feels like the company is gigging the guests by nickel and dining everything. Same money but the psychology behind it is different. We are annual pass holders and between the price increase and the political agendas the company seems to be pushing, we are rethinking our renewal. Disney is heading down a slippery slope of alienating a large portion of their customers.They have lost sight of Walt’s vision and values.

  12. What are you going to do next, tack on a resort fee??? Really getting out of line. How about charging for those people who use the Disney Express? People who drive their own cars are saving you money on transporting them from the airport. We go down every March for sprint training but now with the Braves not there we will have to rethink our plans.

    1. The end game is to get the majority of guests on the Disney Express. That keeps most people on property, and spending money. They pay for DE regardless of how full they are.

  13. Really!? Disney is already charging an arm and a leg to stay at one of their properties. I feel like they are going the same route as the airlines, charge for every little item to boost the profits. I was a 4 xs a year visitor but the cost of a Disney vacation has me looking at other aces to spend my money.

    1. I’ve paid for parking at some downtown / upscale hotels in various cities before. One was $30 a day! Do I agree with Disney on it? Probably not. But this isn’t totally out of line with the hotel industry.