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texstout 04-17-2013 05:02 AM

Valet Parking?
 
Hi - Does anyone ever use valet parking at one of the resorts - instead of parking at the actual parks? Per allears, WDW charges $15 a car for allday parking (plus tip) at any of the resorts and you do not have to be a park guest. (We are staying offsite). (Its also a bit confusing, since a WDW website mentioned that Beach Club valet was $12 a day).

For example - next Tuesday we are going to DHS and then having dinner at the Beach Club at Cape May.

I thought about using the valet parking in the morning (to make rope drop) at the Beach Club and then taking WDW transportation to DHS and then the ferry back at night in order to meet friends for dinner.

We will have two separate cars (one with handicap parking) and my parents (gparents) will be very tired (bad knees) by the end of day...that and our two small children made me think the extra cost and the time in the AM will be made up by nighttime convenience.

Thanks!!

kaytieeldr 04-17-2013 05:43 AM

People do it. That $12 is outdated, it's $15 right now. That doesn't include the tip.

Disney_Princess83 04-17-2013 06:07 AM

Yes, we know many people that have done it. It's a good way to ensure your car is at the resort where you will be having dinner. You will appreciate the ease at the end of a long day of being in the parks. :)

Valet is $15.

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Originally Posted by texstout (Post 48128036)
Hi - Does anyone ever use valet parking at one of the resorts - instead of parking at the actual parks? Per allears, WDW charges $15 a car for allday parking (plus tip) at any of the resorts and you do not have to be a park guest. (We are staying offsite). (Its also a bit confusing, since a WDW website mentioned that Beach Club valet was $12 a day).

For example - next Tuesday we are going to DHS and then having dinner at the Beach Club at Cape May.

I thought about using the valet parking in the morning (to make rope drop) at the Beach Club and then taking WDW transportation to DHS and then the ferry back at night in order to meet friends for dinner.

We will have two separate cars (one with handicap parking) and my parents (gparents) will be very tired (bad knees) by the end of day...that and our two small children made me think the extra cost and the time in the AM will be made up by nighttime convenience.

Thanks!!


Michigan 04-17-2013 07:57 AM

Valet is always free with a handicap pass at all Disney hotels and downtown.

ghtx 04-17-2013 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Michigan (Post 48129019)
Valet is always free with a handicap pass at all Disney hotels and downtown.

But don't forget to tip! :)

aubriee 04-18-2013 01:49 AM

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Originally Posted by ghtx (Post 48129526)
But don't forget to tip! :)

Tip dropping off and picking up both? and how much? Thanks!

aubriee 04-18-2013 01:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Michigan (Post 48129019)
Valet is always free with a handicap pass at all Disney hotels and downtown.

Where do you drop the car off at DTD for valet parking? I didn't know they even had it down there.:confused3 It seems like you can never find a handicap parking space at DTD, so we'd definitely valet park there.

sephorachick 04-18-2013 06:22 AM

the day of our arrival we used valet. $15 plus tip We couldn't check in until 3pm & we got in at 11am. We went straight to MK LOL We parked at Yacht Club since we had dinner reservations there & after dinner checked in at bonnetcreek :)

Deb & Bill 04-18-2013 08:00 AM

Many times you will pull up to the guard shack at the deluxe resort and there will be a sign that says that they cannot provide theme park parking. In that case, you should park at the theme park and not at the resort unless you are a guest staying at that resort.

Disney_Princess83 04-18-2013 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Deb & Bill (Post 48139293)
Many times you will pull up to the guard shack at the deluxe resort and there will be a sign that says that they cannot provide theme park parking. In that case, you should park at the theme park and not at the resort unless you are a guest staying at that resort.

That doesn't include if you are dining at the resort and then going into the park when you valet. If you only park your car in the general car park, you only have 3 hours to park at the resort.

PSUGuy 04-18-2013 12:27 PM

In March 2012 we snuck in a 4 day WDW vacation while touring Fla and Ga. and we stayed off site. We're hooked on BoardWalk, we'll be there for the 5th time this Oct, so to pretend we were staying there on the off-site stay we drove to BW early morning and did the valet thing. From there we'd catch a Disney park bus as though BW was our resort. After a break back at the motel, we'd return to BW, the fee pays for parking up to midnight, and resume our park touring.

Bill From PA

ghtx 04-18-2013 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by aubriee (Post 48138145)
Tip dropping off and picking up both? and how much? Thanks!

The standard is to just tip when you are picking up your car (not dropping it off), and to tip $1. But it never hurts to be more generous!

Gracie09 04-18-2013 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by ghtx (Post 48142501)
The standard is to just tip when you are picking up your car (not dropping it off), and to tip $1. But it never hurts to be more generous!

I think the standard depends on where you live. I'm a New Yorker and we top for everything. So I would tip at drop off and pick up, probably 2-3 maybe more depending on what I had in my wallet.


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