Walt Disney World raises the cost of parking at the theme parks

Oct 11, 2023 in "Parking Fees"

Posted: Wednesday October 11, 2023 5:40am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

It will now cost you more to park your car at Walt Disney World, with new pricing now in effect as of October 11, 2023.

Standard parking for a car or motorcycle is now $30 per day, a $5 increase.

Preferred parking for a car or motorcycle is now - $45, $50, or $55 per day, depending on season.

Oversized Vehicle Parking for a Shuttle, Limo, Camper Trailer, RV, Bus or Tractor Trailer has increased by $5 to $35 per day.

Standard theme park parking is included for registered Guests of Disney Resort hotels and select Annual Passholders. These guests can also choose to upgrade to preferred parking by paying the difference in cost between their included standard parking and preferred parking (difference is currently $15 to $25 per day, varying by season).

Disney has today also increased pricing of Walt Disney World Annual passes, and single day water park tickets. Prices have also gone up across the board at Disneyland Resort in California.

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AylaOct 23, 2023

*Note to the tools who try this, thinking they're going to outsmart Disney ~ there are no buses from Disney Springs to the parks and resort buses don't start return trips until later in the morning.

Disstevefan1Oct 23, 2023

LilofanOct 23, 2023

Park at Fantasia Gardens , walk across the street to Swan and Dolphin, hop on the bus to take you to the parks early in morning.

LilofanOct 23, 2023

A way to pay for the soon to be starting wage of $20 per hour for entry level CM. TWDC has debt of $48 billion also.

drizgirlOct 23, 2023

Time is money at Disney. Not worth it. Plus buses don’t start running from DS early enough.

John park hopperOct 23, 2023

Bob -----you lied about price increases.

Tha RealestOct 23, 2023

*While parking at Disney Springs is still free

Jhughes8604Oct 23, 2023

This isn't new lol. Prices at Disney go up every year around this time. Avoid it by parking at Disney Springs and taking the bus over to a resort/park. Free parking. Problem solved.

DranthOct 12, 2023

These things go in cycles and there have been times the studios had to prop up the parks and times the parks held everything together. Without both Disney doesn't exist as they would have gone under or been swallowed whole more than once so not only should they pull money from one to help the other, it would be business malpractice not to. As for streaming, it is always messy when switching distribution models but we (the public) basically demanded it by cutting the cord. Either way it will be in the black soon enough so at the very least it won't be taking anything from the Parks. As for the parking price hike it's really not surprising at all. It basically hits the people who stay off site only as anyone else going would still park for free. I also expect we will see similar increases in the other Florida parks soon.

JMcMahonEsqOct 12, 2023

What are you talking about??? Price increases made by for profit businesses are in now way obligated to be tied to inflation. You raise prices when the market will bear it, in order to increase profits. The whole point of a business is to increase revenue. And when you can increase revenue with little to no offsetting costs, all the better.

TheMaxReboOct 12, 2023

because they look at it overall as needing to increase revenue (to cover increased expenses but also, hopefully, increase profits) - this is a way to do it. They don't just look at "oh, cost of X went up by 5% so we will increase price of just that item by 5%" - it is overall view and they need to increase topline where it can be bared/demand will support

Tha RealestOct 12, 2023

Short answer: Because less people are coming than last year, and in order to keep relative profits up they squeeze more out of those willing to pay. Having lost in terms of sheer numbers, the difference must be made up somehow

flynnibusOct 12, 2023

Iger was never gonna stop price increases… you all are just grasping at anything now. As long as they stick with the free hotel parking i say they are making sense

Smiley/OCDOct 12, 2023

EVERYTHING that Iger said the mouse was doing wrong when he assumed his “fiefdom” yet again was just BS…he stopped charging for parking at the resorts, everyone cheered, the dust settled, and the price increases just continued as normal. As much as my wife and I LOVE WDW, we can’t afford it any more…our last trip was December 2022, and that’s it for the foreseeable future.