They have great food, spectacular theming, and they’re close to the parks with free transportation. If you don’t want to use the transportation that Disney provides, you’re even welcome to bring your own car (though you’ll have to pay overnight parking fees). And now, Disney is promoting bringing your own car, but they’re doing it at the wrong time!
We recently had a stay at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and we noticed a new message popping up on the television. It’s a “Transportation Tip” that appears at the bottom of the screen, noting that Resort guests receive complimentary parking at the theme parks.
While we’re sure that Disney means well with this reminder (and maybe hopes to decrease crowding on buses and other forms of transportation), it’s an odd time to remind guests. If you’re posting this on the TV at the resort, then the guests reading it have already arrived and made the decision whether or not to bring their cars. If they drove, they’re likely planning on driving to the parks anyway, and if they didn’t, then they can’t do anything about it now.
Currently, Disney World Resort hotel guests are paying to park at their hotel, costing $25 a night at Deluxe Resorts, $20 a night at Moderate Resorts, and $15 a night at Value Resorts. However, while you are paying for hotel parking, theme park parking is then complimentary with your stay.
It interesting that Disney is promoting this perk — their free transportation options must be a little too busy for their liking! We’re especially curious to see the message at Caribbean Beach, home to the central Skyliner station.
Have you seen this message at your Disney Resort? Tell us in the comments!