Questions about parking......

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by I~heart~Mickey, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. I~heart~Mickey

    I~heart~Mickey Mouseketeer

    Jan 4, 2008
    I am headed to WDW in May. We are staying off property and I was wondering.......

    If we have reservations for breakfast at a Disney resort and park in the resort parking lot do we need to move our car before entering the park or can we leave it in the resort parking lot?

    If you pay for parking can you re-enter the parking lot if you leave with the car?
    Like if we decide to go back to the condo to change clothes or something.....will I have to pay parking 2x?

    Does AAA offer discount parking passes?
  2. daisyduck123

    daisyduck123 <font color=green>I just love those parmesan mashe

    Aug 18, 2005
    No, sorry. If it were allowed, dozens of people would do it everyday so that they could avoid the parking fee.

    We always stay onsite, and we don't even leave our car in a resort lot after our meal.

    If you leave risk being towed. I believe you are allowed something like "3 hours" to park at the resort if you are dining there.
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  4. DizneyNutz

    DizneyNutz DIS Veteran

    Sep 19, 2004
    If you go to any of the pay parking lots for the resorts, it is pay once for the entire day regardless if you leave the lot and go back to that one or either of the other park's pay lots. Once a day is all you pay.
  5. LilGMom

    LilGMom <font color=red>It makes me want to Kiss on the li

    Feb 6, 2006
    If you are going to a resort for an ADR (especially at CR, Poly, WL) you will be handed a "3 hr. parking pass" which should be more than enough time to enjoy your meal and visit the resort. If you choose to leave your vehicle in the parking lot all day you risk having it towed.

    If you have paid for parking and then leave you will not have to repay for parking as long as you keep your parking pass/ticket.
  6. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

    CR Resort Fan 4 Life DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2006
    The Resorts also have signs which say their parking lots are not meant to be used for gaining access to the parks, if you are only going there for ADR's.
  7. mickaholic4077

    mickaholic4077 I kicked cancer's butt!!

    Apr 18, 2003
    I sent you a PM detailing what I do in this situation that should help you.
  8. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

    Mar 20, 2000
    Parking at the resorts is not available for guests who want to go to the theme parks unless they are staying at that resort. If you want to dine at a resort, you may park there while you are dining; then you need to move your car to the theme park lot. Even valet parking is only to be used for persons utilizing the resort amenities, such as dining, shopping. It is not meant to be a means to avoid the theme park lot.

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