Sneaky parking tricks......

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by Disjunky, Oct 3, 2012.

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  1. Disjunky

    Disjunky New DVC Junkie

    Jul 14, 2010
    WOW!!!!!!!!!! :stir: so much fun. went from parking to merging. I didnt know where to post it. i was simply asking if anyone else has or does it. yes my father did it hen he worked for the mouse. since i have been a dvc member i have no need. BLT is on monorail and we drive to ak and mgm. But its funny how upset people get to feeling they should bash my and how i will raise my kid. lol.
    i'll raise him to be a disney freak like myself, and to have an appreciation to the subtelties and nuances of "certain" judgemental people. lol :cool1:
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  3. BrerNashville

    BrerNashville DIS Veteran

    Apr 22, 2011
    If I'm an annual passholder, and parking is free for me anyway, is this still "frowned upon" or otherwise against the "rules"?
  4. Reddog1134

    Reddog1134 DIS Veteran

    Jun 2, 2009
    Yep. In that scenario, you are not avoiding paying for parking but you are still taking up a spot reserved for guests and visitors of the hotel.

    Avoiding the parking fee is not breaking the rules in itself. It's the way you go about it that is the problem.
  5. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

    Jun 22, 2001

    They've anticipated that. You are supposed to present a receipt for the meal. If the meal was a long time before your departure or a long time after your arrival, you may end up paying for that parking.

    If it's a busy time, even cast members can't park in the resort lots unless they're reporting for work. Right now, the Epcot resorts aren't allowing any all-day parking if you're not staying at one of them - to prevent non-resort guests parking all day in order to attend the Food & Wine festival. Doesn't have anything to do with getting out of paying - they don't want Epcot day guests taking up parking spaces that should be for resort guests.
  6. jtowntoflorida

    jtowntoflorida Looking Like I Can't Really Afford To Go To Disney

    Jan 17, 2011
    Funny you quote'll never guess where I just moved to. ;)

    Here's the way I'm justifying it in my mind: MNDOT is clearly trying to educate motorists to do this. As a Twin Cities commuter, I can see that their PR isn't really working, yet. But shouldn't I be leading by example, hoping that more people will follow me and also start utilizing the technique, and thus reducing the congestion for all of us? I'm a pioneer, not a jerk!

    Trust me, I spent the last 4 months moving into the backed up lane early and then cursing at the discourteous people who went by me and merged at the point of merger. Then I read the DOT materials and realized that zippering makes more sense. There are definitely merge points here where people are zippering appropriately and it really does cut back on the congestion. But I'm not going to do it the "wrong" way at the places where it hasn't caught on yet and continue contributing to the problem or waiting unnecessarily.
  7. willowsnn3

    willowsnn3 Tagless not by choice but by circumstance

    Mar 1, 2009
    And when you actually want to visit DTD, it is a pain trying to find a parking spot because of all the people that do use that lot as a park n ride.:rolleyes2
  8. Cyrano

    Cyrano Moderator Moderator

    Oct 23, 2004
    Nipping this in the bud ....closed.
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