Question regarding email show - paying for parking?

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  1. kimisabella

    kimisabella <font color=red>I wonder if he/she is coming on th

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    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 ?
     
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  3. BeamsofLight

    BeamsofLight <font color=darkorchid>One of the 'They' in 'They

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    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
     
  4. DisneyKevin

    DisneyKevin Kelvis Moderator

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    It was an error.

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

    kimisabella <font color=red>I wonder if he/she is coming on th

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    OK thanks for the quick response Kevin - just thought I might have to budget some extra money for parking this time!
     
  6. WebmasterJohn

    WebmasterJohn Genius Administrator

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    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
     
  7. zulemara

    zulemara <font color=royalblue>Oh Boy! I'm a WDW sailor!<br

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

    drakethib DIS Veteran

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    I always wondered about this.

    I have heard both ways and never knew.
     
  9. tiberius

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    Just proves you're human.
     
  10. lilmrsellis

    lilmrsellis Wishing upon a star...

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    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:
     
  11. dpuck1998

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    While we are on the subject, what if I'm staying offsite and I am a DVC member? Do I pay for parking?
     
  12. Launchpad11B

    Launchpad11B <font color=blue>DW thinks he's a <i>Manly Man</i>

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    I think AP holders can park free. Not sure about DVC. Good question dpuck.
     
  13. cocowum

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    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
     
  14. Paul in CT

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    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:
     

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