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kimisabella
07-18-2008, 09:53 PM
There was a question on the email show asking if you need to pay for parking at the parks if you are staying on site - if I heard correctly, the answer was that you do in fact have to pay for parking. Is this something new? I ask because every year we fly in and have a rental car. We get a parking pass when we check in, put it in the windshield and are always just waived into all the lots for all the parks - I don't remember ever having to pay to park. Am I going crazy or is it just late and I'm tired :confused3 ?

BeamsofLight
07-18-2008, 09:55 PM
I was wondering the same thing. We've always been waved in with our hotel parking permit on the dashboard. Maybe we're just lucky? :upsidedow

DisneyKevin
07-18-2008, 10:06 PM
It was an error.

If you are a Disney hotel guest, you are not required to pay for parking at the parks.

kimisabella
07-18-2008, 10:12 PM
OK thanks for the quick response Kevin - just thought I might have to budget some extra money for parking this time!

WebmasterJohn
07-18-2008, 10:13 PM
Sorry gang - my mistake - I misspoke on the podcast. Parking at the parks is free when you stay at a Disney owned and operated hotel.

I realized it on the way home and then forgot to ask Will/Pete to remove it from the show.

Sorry for the inconveince - will correct myself on the next show.

John

zulemara
07-19-2008, 01:16 AM
Sorry gang - my mistake - I misspoke on the podcast. Parking at the parks is free when you stay at a Disney owned and operated hotel.

I realized it on the way home and then forgot to ask Will/Pete to remove it from the show.

Sorry for the inconveince - will correct myself on the next show.

John

aaww no problem John, I was just extremely confused. Thanks for the response!

drakethib
07-19-2008, 08:45 PM
I always wondered about this.

I have heard both ways and never knew.

tiberius
07-21-2008, 10:00 PM
Sorry gang - my mistake - I misspoke on the podcast. Parking at the parks is free when you stay at a Disney owned and operated hotel.

I realized it on the way home and then forgot to ask Will/Pete to remove it from the show.

Sorry for the inconveince - will correct myself on the next show.

John

Just proves you're human.

lilmrsellis
07-22-2008, 01:41 PM
Shows how observant I am, John. I though you were just talking about park hopping via car for non property guests. Clearly I'm an awesome listener.:rotfl:

dpuck1998
07-22-2008, 04:43 PM
While we are on the subject, what if I'm staying offsite and I am a DVC member? Do I pay for parking?

Launchpad11B
07-22-2008, 05:28 PM
I think AP holders can park free. Not sure about DVC. Good question dpuck.

cocowum
07-22-2008, 06:59 PM
While we are on the subject, what if I'm staying offsite and I am a DVC member? Do I pay for parking?

Yes, you do at the parks.

The only time DVC members can park for free is if you use valet parking at DVC resorts. :thumbsup2

Paul in CT
07-22-2008, 08:24 PM
Yes, you do at the parks.

The only time DVC members can park for free is if you use valet parking at DVC resorts. :thumbsup2

I think that in principle you must also be staying on property to get the free valet parking just like you cannot use DVC resort facilities if you are not a current guest even though you are a DVC member. However, I do not know how they would enforce this unless they look for your resort parking pass, too. :confused: