Will the New Disney Resort Parking Fee Affect Your Vacation?

How much will the new Disney Resorts parking fee affect your next Disney vacation?

While the fee may be irritating, the sting will be minimal compared to the cost of your room.

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Beginning on March 21st, a fee will be applied to all registered guest’s hotel portfolios when they check in. This fee covers over-night parking and includes all applicable taxes.

The cost per resort category:

  • Value Resorts: $13 per night
  • Moderate Resorts: $19 per night
  • Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24 per night

Vallet parking in 2018 is also available at the Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villas, and this cost is $33 per night including sales tax.


Guests staying at the Campsites at Fort Wilderness Campground will not be charged for parking, since each campsite provides a space for one motorized vehicle.

Guests with disabilities have designated parking spaces available throughout the Disney property with a valid parking permit.

Disney Vacation Club members will not be charged for standard overnight self-parking as long as they stay at a DVC Deluxe Villa. Using points or paying out-of-pocket will not affect this arrangement. In addition, DVC members will not be charged when they use vacation points while staying at a WDW resort hotel.

Day Guests

Day guests receive complimentary self-parking while they enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreational experiences at Disney Resort hotels.

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Parking Fees at Theme Parks

Registered guests of the Disney resort hotels, select Annual Passholders, Premium Passholders and Disney Premier Passholders do not pay for complimentary self parking at the theme parks.

Theme park guests who are not registered guests in the resorts pay a parking fee to park at Disney theme parks: it’s one fee for a parking pass valid at all four theme parks.

Parking at the theme parks in 2018 is as follows, which includes applicable sales tax:

So let’s take a look at the new resort parking fee compared to resort prices.

The starting cost of Disney resorts in 2018:







With the new parking fee, you’ll add an additional cost per night of about

  • 8% for Value Resorts
  • 11% for Moderate Resorts
  • 14 % for Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villas

When you start out paying $110 per night for a resort room, if an additional $9 per night is going to blow your budget, this may not be the right time for you to travel. Honestly, I spend more on unnecessary Cokes and snacks per day than $9.

Now the Deluxe accommodation’s 14% is a bit more painful, but if you can afford accommodations starting at $345 a night, well, this fee shouldn’t be an issue for you.

And if it is, then just drop it on down to the Moderate level resorts.

You can trust Disney prices to creep up a little more each year, which may require some sacrifices on your part to accommodate your travel plans. You can’t do or afford it all.

So while the new resort parking fee may be irritating, the sting will be minimal compared to the cost of your room or your food. Just wait until you price your tickets…


Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you walking through the parking lots, looking for Disney-themed personalized tags.

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