Walt Disney World to resume complimentary parking at its resort hotels

Jan 10, 2023 in "Walt Disney World Resorts"

Posted: Tuesday January 10, 2023 4:14pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Effective January 10 2023, Walt Disney World will stop charging guests for overnight parking, and will offer complimentary parking to its hotel guests.

Disney currently charges between $15 and $25 per night for parking at its resort hotels. Disney hotels offered free parking up until 2018, when the company said that it was following industry standards and charging for overnight parking.

The change comes as Disney appears to be making a renewed effort to combat recent negative sentiment towards the company. In a post from Disney announcing the change, the company said, "Please know we will keep listening to you and adapting as we focus on making the guest experience even better for more people who visit us here at The Most Magical Place on Earth."

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JoeCamelJan 13, 2023

1. Relative 2. Years and years 3. Valet included

HitchensJan 13, 2023

I think it's a smart move that differentiates WDW from Universal in a positive way, and encourages guests to stay at WDW resorts. Of course, Disney can always make up this revenue by raising hotel prices if the demand is there, but I hate extra fees & would rather have parking included. They'll need to keep this parking free at least through 2025, the year Universal's Epic Universe opens. 3 transportation questions: Is it still really expensive to rent cars in Orlando? Any updates on when a train will open from the Orlando airport & WDW? What was the parking fee at the reasonably priced, always sold-out Star Wars Galactic Hotel? Also, while discussing good news, I'm glad the huge view-blocking barges on the World Showcase lagoon will be leaving.

MrPromeyJan 12, 2023

... Okay, I'm starting to see what you're talking about.

JoeCamelJan 12, 2023

Welcome to the universal universalists universe. It will be Epic.....

flynnibusJan 12, 2023

We can also make our own food... or entertain ourselves... but when we go out we like to be pampered and catered to as guests :) Coming back to a made bed freshly setup along with other little touches is part of the escape from the normal home grind.

TheGuyThatMakesSwordsJan 12, 2023

Too little, too late... our family has dumped you.

JoeCamelJan 11, 2023

You have to ask?

Nubs70Jan 11, 2023

Will parking fees be folded into upcoming biannual ticket/lodging prices increases?

MrPromeyJan 11, 2023

We know there will be at lest one with Yoshi. I'd love to get the Secret Life of Pets they have in Cali over here but at Studios somewhere in the back-lot area where it seems like it would fit thematically and provide the kind of mix that area needs more of. I'll behave now and go back to talking about parking prices, too! ;)

wannabeBelleJan 11, 2023

Not to get too far off topic here but I have some high hopes for Epic Universe. Im sure Uni knows that they need more family friendly attractions. It remains to be seen if they can deliver. Marie

MrPromeyJan 11, 2023

Universal needs a new concept for families with young children (and old folks) in central Florida. That's the huge gaping hole in their current lineup. My mom got a pass after my son and I did to go with us a few times and can't comfortably do most of what's on offer. I waited so long to get a pass for him because most of the stuff was too intense in one way or another (and plenty still is). Even things like Kong and Race Through NY are a little too bumpy and rocky for mom. Wondering if maybe that's why the area over by ET in the studios is shutting down but if so, I think it's the wrong approach. They really need that kind of stuff sprinkled all over - not just isolated to a new kid-zone meant to replace the old one where it separates families. Beyond the nostalgia we all feel, that's Disney's real advantage, here.

wannabeBelleJan 11, 2023

But that should be your choice, not the hotel that you are staying at. If they want to incentivize that choice, that is fine too. Not to offer housekeeping when other resorts of a similar type are, is just wrong. Marie

wannabeBelleJan 11, 2023

Do ya think Disney saw this about Frisco Texas?? Marie

HauntedPirateJan 11, 2023

That may be spot on. Some hotels may be pushing it at 8.