Confusion around Disney's decision to introduce overnight parking fees at its resort hotels

Mar 15, 2018 in "Walt Disney World Resorts"

Disney's official parking information page is no longer listing any parking charges for its resort hotels, although it is unclear if yesterday's announcement of parking charges has been reversed.

The official site's parking page now says "Standard self-parking at Resort hotels is complimentary for Resort Guests. Valet parking is available at select Disney Deluxe Resorts for $25 per day."

Yesterday saw that page list a variety of charges for overnight parking, which varied from $13 to $24 per night, depending on category of resort.

However, the official website's individual resort pages now list the parking fees as coming March 21. The Animal Kingdom Lodge page states "Effective for new reservations made March 21, 2018 and thereafter, standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee of $24 per night. Valet parking is also available for $33 per night. All parking fees include applicable tax.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available while you enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences at this Resort."

It is unusual for Disney to reverse course on decisions, particularly once they are made public, although this particular decision has faced a lot of criticism online.

It may well be that the official parking page will be updated with pricing after March 21, when the price changes were announced to be taking effect.

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Article Posted: Mar 15, 2018 / 7:55pm ET