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Old 09-04-2010, 10:55 PM   #31
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A little harsh don't you think?
Nope! If money is so tight OR they are too cheap to pay for parking, a trip to WDW is probably the last thing they should be worried about.
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:21 AM   #32
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Parking fees at hotels are getting out of hand. I really believe that Disney is bound to start charging too at some point.
IF they start charging for parking at WDW resorts, it wont be just because it's a cash cow, it will be to try to deter people that take advantage of free parking at certain resorts, and cause paying resort guests to have a hard time finding a place to park. Hopefully they would just charge for visitors and not charge actual guests staying at the resort during that time.

Have read too many posts about boardwalk guests that have had issues finding a parking spot at a resort they are staying at and you see way too many cars without the parking pass in the window.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:49 AM   #33
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I'm all about being creative to save some cash, so here's what I'd do:

(This assumes you have the vehicle because you are driving do Disney, but will NOT need it while at Disney, and will use Disney transportation.)

Drive to the Dolphin, drop off the fam and the luggage.

Drive back to MCO.

Park in this lot, at $30 for the week, take their shuttle to the airport. (Or any other lot which might suit your fancy.)

Take DME back to the resort.

Stay at resort for week.

On the way out, tell DME a flight time two hours later than when you want to pick the vehicle up -- so if you want to get the car at 9, tell them 11AM flight, they'll pick you up at 8.

Drive back to the Dolphin, get luggage and family.

No risk, no immorality, and you save a bunch of cash.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:25 AM   #34
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IF they start charging for parking at WDW resorts, it wont be just because it's a cash cow, it will be to try to deter people that take advantage of free parking at certain resorts, and cause paying resort guests to have a hard time finding a place to park. Hopefully they would just charge for visitors and not charge actual guests staying at the resort during that time.

Have read too many posts about boardwalk guests that have had issues finding a parking spot at a resort they are staying at and you see way too many cars without the parking pass in the window.
The problem is that Disney wants people to come to the Boardwalk and spend money. They might be less inclined to do so if they had to pay for parking.

As for actual guests, Disney would probably just roll extra fees into the cost of the room.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:49 AM   #35
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It won't work. In order to park for free at the parks, you need to have a parking pass from the resort. If you don't tell the resort you have a car, you don't get a parking pass. Once you tell them you have a car to get the parking pass, you'll be charged for parking.

Even if it did, it's too much work for whatever the daily charge is at the Dolphin. Just pay it.
Actually, this last trip, we wouldn't have had to ask for a parking pass if we needed one. One was already enclosed in our check-in package. I agree with you though that OP needs to suck the parking fee up.

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I'm all about being creative to save some cash, so here's what I'd do:

(This assumes you have the vehicle because you are driving do Disney, but will NOT need it while at Disney, and will use Disney transportation.)

Drive to the Dolphin, drop off the fam and the luggage.

Drive back to MCO.

Park in this lot, at $30 for the week, take their shuttle to the airport. (Or any other lot which might suit your fancy.)

Take DME back to the resort.

Stay at resort for week.

On the way out, tell DME a flight time two hours later than when you want to pick the vehicle up -- so if you want to get the car at 9, tell them 11AM flight, they'll pick you up at 8.

Drive back to the Dolphin, get luggage and family.

No risk, no immorality, and you save a bunch of cash.
This could be a plan except for one hitch--DME is NOT included for the Swan or Dolphin. You can't get on it without a voucher.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:52 AM   #36
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Ah, I didn't realize Swan/Dolphin had no DME! Well, I rescind that plan, then. (Although a week's parking plus Mears might still be cheaper... but not enough cheaper to justify the time spent.)
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:32 PM   #37
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OK I have the definitive solution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZL3l8iCA4k#at=46

Go to 46 seconds, (tried to do it automatically but its not working).
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IF they start charging for parking at WDW resorts, it wont be just because it's a cash cow, it will be to try to deter people that take advantage of free parking at certain resorts, and cause paying resort guests to have a hard time finding a place to park. Hopefully they would just charge for visitors and not charge actual guests staying at the resort during that time.

Have read too many posts about boardwalk guests that have had issues finding a parking spot at a resort they are staying at and you see way too many cars without the parking pass in the window.
Yep...that would work for me.

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The problem is that Disney wants people to come to the Boardwalk and spend money. They might be less inclined to do so if they had to pay for parking.

As for actual guests, Disney would probably just roll extra fees into the cost of the room.
Not all that many people head to BW for the entertainment. The entertainment there just isn't all that wonderful. If those people, not staying at BW/BWV, want to head over there and park their car, then they can get a parking stub that can be validated....and that is good for x amount of hours. No one hangs around the boardwalk for hours on end...even to eat. So, a three hour pass would be fine. Then, either it gets validated at a restaurant or shop, or the guest pays to park there. Or, if that is unacceptable, all non-BW guests can park down the way a bit, behind the Hess Station.
It gets tiring to pay the rates at BW and not be able to find a parking spot. There's a very good reason it's closed off, almost completely, during FandW weekends.


But in answer to the OP, no, you won't be able to leave your car overnight, more than once, in a park. Either decide you're going to have to pay to park at the S/D, or stay elsewhere. I suppose you could park behind the Hess Station and nobody would mind. Just don't take spaces away from paying resort guests.
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OK I have the definitive solution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZL3l8iCA4k#at=46

Go to 46 seconds, (tried to do it automatically but its not working).
Whould you really post HB stuff on a Disney board?
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:20 PM   #40
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If you don't like the idea of the parking charge stay somewhere else then you don't need to worry. They also charge a resort daily fee I believe of 10.00 a day for your stay. As far as I'm concern this is one reaso why I don't even consider these 2 places to stay too many extra charges outside of room rate.
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:41 PM   #41
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I'm all about being creative to save some cash, so here's what I'd do:

(This assumes you have the vehicle because you are driving do Disney, but will NOT need it while at Disney, and will use Disney transportation.)

Drive to the Dolphin, drop off the fam and the luggage.

Drive back to MCO.

Park in this lot, at $30 for the week, take their shuttle to the airport. (Or any other lot which might suit your fancy.)

Take DME back to the resort.

Stay at resort for week.

On the way out, tell DME a flight time two hours later than when you want to pick the vehicle up -- so if you want to get the car at 9, tell them 11AM flight, they'll pick you up at 8.

Drive back to the Dolphin, get luggage and family.

No risk, no immorality, and you save a bunch of cash.

Wow! That is a whole lot of effort to save some money. Isn't your time worth more than that. I know mine sure is.
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