do the swan and dolphin have free parking if you are staying there?

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  1. amcdona3

    amcdona3 Mouseketeer

    Mar 14, 2010
    also- is there free parking at the parks if you are a guest of the swan/dolphin?

    trying to figure out if staying there with a rental car is a good idea for our next trip. thanks!
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  3. Kimberle

    Kimberle <font color=darkorchid>WL Vet<br><font color=blue>

    Jul 11, 2003
    Nope, you have to pay.
  4. Gator Kate

    Gator Kate <a href="" targ

    Aug 18, 1999
    You pay to park at these hotels, think it's around $10 per day, BUT you do get free parking at the parks. Just show your room key at the parking entrance.
  5. roydavid7771

    roydavid7771 DIS Veteran

    May 5, 2010
    The Swan/Dolphin charges for self parking as well as valet. Guests at the Swan/Dolphin park for free at all of the parks.

    The greatest thing about those two hotels is the location, and if you plan on spending a lot of time at EPCOT or DHS, the a car isn't necessary. The buses to the rest of the world are pretty good, but they sometimes share with all of the EPCOT resorts and may be busy. Have a great time!
  6. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Apr 29, 2004
    Does the Swan/Dolphin charge handicap persons for valet parking? I know the fee is waived at the WDW resorts.
  7. neuend1

    neuend1 Mouseketeer

    Jun 8, 2001
    When we ate at the Swan, we had to pay $12 for Valet parking (was $15 but the handicapped received a $3 discount).

    So last year, we went to MGM (Hollywood Studios) that day, took the boat to the Swan and returned by boat. So we didn't have to pay the Swan parking fee but did have to pay the parking fee at MGM which we would have had to pay anyway.

    This year we are going to try the Downtown Disney bus (a handicapped bus though). I read that a taxi from Downtown Disney costs about $17 (not including tip)
  8. mahannie

    mahannie Earning My Ears

    Jul 25, 2006
    I called the Transportation desk at the Swan (where I'm staying in December) and asked about this very question. They told me that if you have a handicap placard, you can use the valet parking and only pay the self-parking charge ($13 down from $18), plus the tip.

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