Luckily, the last time we made the 14 hour drive to Walt Disney World was before they started charging Disney Resort Guests an overnight Parking Fee.
Considering we never used our car once during the week, it doesn’t look like I’ll be making the trip back to Walt Disney World by car.
Free Parking for Disney Resort Guests was always a Perk that I loved and just one of the reasons I loved staying at a Walt Disney World Resort.
For many Guests, driving to Orlando is cheaper than flying. But, now that overnight parking fees are increasing their travel budget, it has some Guests reevaluating how they will get to Walt Disney World.
Overnight Parking Fees At The Walt Disney World Resorts
Standard Overnight Parking Fees (updated January 2020)
- Value Resorts: $15 per night
- Moderate Resorts: $20 per night
- Deluxe and Deluxe Villas: $25 per night
- Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness receive complimentary Standard Parking for ONE motorized vehicle.
Valet Parking is available at select Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villas for $33 per night.
For Disney Vacation Club Members, standard overnight self-parking is complimentary when you stay at a DVC Deluxe Villa, regardless of payment.
Parking is also complimentary when Members use vacation points to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. If you pay with any other form of payment, the standard overnight self-parking fees do apply.
Are there Parking fees for Guests during the day?
Some of the best restaurants are located at Disney Resorts. So, it only makes sense that you would want to visit these Resorts whenever possible.
Since Parking fees only apply to overnight Resort Guests, complimentary self-parking is still available during the day.
However, due to space, a reservation may be required to Park at the Resort certain days of the year.
Holidays, such as the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve, bring in record breaking crowds. Resorts surrounding the Magic Kingom are able to see the nighttime fireworks. So, many Guests choose to watch the nighttime shows fireworks from these Resorts to avoid some of the crowds.
During these times, you are more than welcome to visit the Resort. But, Guests without a reservation may be asked to park at the Ticket and Transportation Center. Free Disney transportation is available to take you back to your preferred Resort.
Standard Parking Fees at the TTC are currently $25 (updated January 2020). Parking is complimentary for Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort.
For the most updated information on Parking at Walt Disney World, please visit Disney’s official website.