Walt Disney World hikes parking from $22 to $25

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018 3:59 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The parking fee at Walt Disney World’s four theme parks has increased from $22 to $25. It's the second increase this year.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Sunday, October 21, 2018 12:40 PM

...and while odd prices make cash painful, who pays with cash? Kids These Days (tm) even pay for their $2.39 coffee with a credit/debit card.


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Sunday, October 21, 2018 12:50 PM

At Disney it was primarily tourists from out of the country paying with cash who were staying off property and made Disney part of a multi week Florida extravaganza.

Although I still say if you are paying for parking at Walt Disney World, you are doing it wrong. Between on property stays, Uber, good deals on Annual Passes, there are very few instances where paying for parking seems to make sense, save for those "one day one park" folks.

Last edited by BrettV, Sunday, October 21, 2018 12:52 PM
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Sunday, October 21, 2018 3:07 PM
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Hell, if you're staying close enough that Uber ride is probably quicker and less expensive than the $25 parking fee.


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Monday, October 22, 2018 7:58 AM

Maybe a dumb question...but Uber drivers don't have to pay at the toll booth?

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Monday, October 22, 2018 9:31 AM

When I worked at WDW we did not charge for cars headed to the drop off lane to drop off guests. I can't imagine they would charge an Uber for the same purpose.

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Monday, October 22, 2018 9:55 AM

kpjb said:

Hell, if you're staying close enough that Uber ride is probably quicker and less expensive than the $25 parking fee.

Just for reference, the charge for Uber from Pop Century to Contemporary (or basically Magic Kingdom) was $11 before tip at 8:00am on a Monday morning during my trip in June.


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Monday, October 22, 2018 1:04 PM

I was going to post something similar.

$25 is at the point where I'd leave my car at my hotel and take an Uber. I wonder if there comes a point where higher price equates to less revenue.


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Monday, October 22, 2018 2:10 PM
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What does it cost to an I-Drive hotel?


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Monday, October 22, 2018 2:40 PM

Think you are asking about parking fees at off property hotels Jeff? I stay at one (Parkway International) that does not charge for parking, has a small resort fee, and is very close to property. Some hotels charge $20+ for parking however, plus significant "resort fees" on top of that.

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Monday, October 22, 2018 2:46 PM

Richard Bannister said:

$25 is at the point where I'd leave my car at my hotel and take an Uber. I wonder if there comes a point where higher price equates to less revenue.

I agree. With all the resort parking options and work arounds, paying to park is almost a suckers bet now. Can't you also park at Disney Springs for free and walk over to Saratoga where you have direct bus service to all the parks? What keeps you from doing that?

And getting even more creative, you can probably park in the Crossroads shopping plaza lot and Uber it from there as well for less than $25 round trip, right?

Last edited by Hanging n' Banging, Monday, October 22, 2018 2:52 PM
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Monday, October 22, 2018 3:27 PM
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I was asking about Uber rates from an I-Drive hotel to the WDW parks.


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Monday, October 22, 2018 4:00 PM

A little under $22 from Pointe Orlando to Magic Kingdom according to the app. I would think it’s safe to say that it’s $25-30 from an I-Drive hotel to any of the Disney parks.

Last edited by bigboy, Monday, October 22, 2018 4:01 PM

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Monday, October 22, 2018 6:16 PM
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This is why I preferred to take the Magical Express to an on-property hotel and use the transportation. Even down at Pop Century it wasn't that big of a deal.


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