Admission to the parks increased last month. Ticket prices increased, depending on what kind of ticket (and what park you plan to visit) from $2-$7. Along with those increases, parking a car also went up in price.
Starting next week, Disney World Hotels will stop offering free parking for guests staying overnight. The prices will vary, depending on which of the three hotel categories you’re staying at.
The new parking fees will add a nice chunk of change to a visit.
- Value resorts (Disney’s Art of Animation, Disney’s Pop Century, and All-Star resort hotels) will cost $13.
- Moderate hotels (Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Port Orleans) will charge $19 per night.
- Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villas (Disney’s Contemporary, Grand Floridian, and Polynesian Resorts) will charge $24 for standard self-parking.
- Valet parking, available at select resorts, will increase from $25 to $33 nightly.
The only overnight guests who won’t pay for parking are those who are Disney Vacation Club members. T+L says that, “Participants in the timeshare-style program will receive complimentary overnight parking while staying at DVC Deluxe Villas — which include luxurious apartment-style rooms — or when paying with points to stay at any Walt Disney World hotel.”
Disney World hotel guests will still get to park for free at the parks. And guests visiting a Disney hotel (we had a character breakfast at one a few years back) will also get to park for free.
A visit to Disney isn’t cheap and this is just one more way for the company to take even more money from families looking to get away.
I’m glad that we’re not Disney fans. Maybe someday we’ll visit again but if we do, odds are pretty high that we’d opt to visit one of their parks outside the US.
Find out more from T+L here.