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Parking fees at Resorts

tigerlight

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I don’t think anyone should be paying this fee. Period. I’m not special, I just think Disney is wringing the water out of the rag. You do not like I didn’t pay. Oh well. Keep paying the fee. Good luck with that thought process.
Hmmm... what's it called when someone consumes a product or service (for which they know, in advance, that a charge is attached), and then refuses to pay for said product or service?
 
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tigerlight

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Relate my statement to Gordon Gecko. Wall Street the movie......
So, businesses are not allowed to price their products/services? It's ok to just say "I'm not paying?" and still consume the product or service?

We should all do that... and what will happen to society? Entrepreneurs aren't free to charge what the market will allow? Who sets prices? Who decides who has to pay and who doesn't? The Central Planning Committee? Hint: A country on the other side of the ocean tried that and went "out of business" in the 90s....
 

tigerlight

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Honestly, I'd say Disney went above and beyond for you. I wouldn't complain - but that's just me. 🤷‍♂️

Though I do agree; them calling you, twice, in the middle of the night is nuts.
I really doubt it happened in the way this poster describes.... but IF it did, that explains the over-the-top compensation received... They shouldn't have been allowed to check in w/o a credit card unless they paid up enough cash (at check in) to cover the parking fees....
 

aliceismad

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Of course. It's their business to make profits. But where do you draw the line? When literally everything costs more?
I draw the line when the product offered is no longer worth the value it holds for me.

It is a shame that Disney seems to be outpricing some of its fans, and there is a perception of declining service and quality. But I also don't understand why anyone would expect Disney to be "above" other tourist destinations or trends. Capitalism (and stockholders) are king.
 

disney4life2008

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The parking fees can justifiably be seen as being "greedy." Though it's billed more as Disney trying to control the volume of vehicles on property with finite limits on capacity. I don't like them anymore than anyone else (and honestly, am not affected as I make a point of not having a car or dropping off the rental upon arrival). The tiered approach to pricing though, leaves a bad taste in my mouth and makes me less inclined to believe this is an altruistic attempt at going green, if you know what I mean.

Now, if Disney decides to raise those parking fees and/or implement resort fees... All bets are off... Greedy, greedy indeedy!
Come on. You know the parking fee is going to increase. At least 5 to 10. It's an easy fee. If you have a car, you pay. Im actually OK with it because las Vegas where you could park for free in the garages now charge upwards 20 per night. And you can no longer just park to visit. You pay per hour.

Im regards to a resort fee. The typical standard included are wifi, free local calls. Both are jokes. And do not include parking. So pretty soon a 150 per night stay at a value will become 200 per night. Good luck with that
 

disney4life2008

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A parking fee is not a tax. They disclose fees, just like Swolphin discloses it's resort fee on top of the parking fee. If you don't agree to the fee, don't stay there. Yes, calling your room at that time of day is not right. But you refusing to pay for a parking fee is also wrong. What makes you more special than anyone else who stays there.

Hmm now that is gumming the system
 

John park hopper

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I posted this when they first announced the resort parking fees. My solution for us --- since we drive I will bring food for breakfast and lunch and a small microwave. In the past we never brought snacks or drinks to the parks--- we will now since they raised the price on those as well. So Disney, you may charge me for parking but I will spend far less in you parks. I emailed Disney Management this---.. never got a response--IMO they really don't care
 

Dad 2 M & M

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I don’t think anyone should be paying this fee. Period. I’m not special, I just think Disney is wringing the water out of the rag. You do not like I didn’t pay. Oh well. Keep paying the fee. Good luck with that thought process.
Really? I didn't have much of an issue with your outrage until this post........so go with intention of parking, knowing there is a fee....with no intention of paying the fee?
Hmmm... what's it called when someone consumes a product or service (for which they know, in advance, that a charge is attached), and then refuses to pay for said product or service?
Well said!
 

Dad 2 M & M

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So, businesses are not allowed to price their products/services? It's ok to just say "I'm not paying?" and still consume the product or service?

We should all do that... and what will happen to society? Entrepreneurs aren't free to charge what the market will allow? Who sets prices? Who decides who has to pay and who doesn't?
Well done!
 

tigerlight

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I posted this when they first announced the resort parking fees. My solution for us --- since we drive I will bring food for breakfast and lunch and a small microwave. In the past we never brought snacks or drinks to the parks--- we will now since they raised the price on those as well. So Disney, you may charge me for parking but I will spend far less in you parks. I emailed Disney Management this---.. never got a response--IMO they really don't care
You know why they didn't respond? Because they don't want you to come anymore. I know it sounds cold, and harsh, and mean.. but the reality is they have customers who are willing and able to pay a lot more than you are (at least) willing to pay. That's capitalism. Love it or hate it but capitalism is what gave us Disney to begin with... look it up, even Walt was a staunch conservative Republican...
 

John park hopper

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You know why they didn't respond? Because they don't want you to come anymore. I know it sounds cold, and harsh, and mean.. but the reality is they have customers who are willing and able to pay a lot more than you are (at least) willing to pay. That's capitalism. Love it or hate it but capitalism is what gave us Disney to begin with... look it up, even Walt was a staunch conservative Republican...
i have no problem with capitalism and I am conservative (not a republican) and I can afford to pay the parking fee and the other Disney price increases However, when a company raises prices IMO for greed---- as a consumer can I choose where and how to spend my money and let said company know why. Does it matter to Disney probably not there are plenty of people out there who will pay whatever price Disney sets
 

tigerlight

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i have no problem with capitalism and I am conservative (not a republican) and I can afford to pay the parking fee and the other Disney price increases However, when a company raises prices IMO for greed---- as a consumer can I choose where and how to spend my money and let said company know why. Does it matter to Disney probably not there are plenty of people out there who will pay whatever price Disney sets
You are absolutely entitled to take your business elsewhere, and that's what I don't understand about these complaints... why don't you take your business elsewhere?

Why call Disney greedy when they are just doing what they are supposed to do as a publicly traded SEC-regulated company, which is grow the stock price for their owners (who happen to be mostly retirement funds)?

There are so many other options and places to explore on our planet.... Don't get me wrong, I love Disney (and love the massive investments they are making new attractions) but I don't understand the level of near addiction which causes people to literally steal from them (as the original poster did) or act as if you have no choice but to go and "punish" them by eating out of a microwave.
 

heapster411

New Member
From my take on parking fees is this, Disney really does not want you to have the option of leaving the grounds. No going to any other restaurant off grounds, no going to Walmart for souvenirs, etc. With as many people now occupying the parks, they want to control the flow of people, buses, monorails, etc. Sure they try to make it convenient to get from one place to another on grounds, but it's at their time frame. Buses run at a certain schedules with a certain capacity, as do buses, monorails, and watercraft. Cars take away that control. So they must feel justified to punish you with the fees. We always thought that parking was included in the cost of staying at a Disney Resort. Now it seems we just get a room for people, and if you want a "room" for your car, you MUST pay extra.
 

eliza61nyc

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Unfortunately, prices will continue to increase at dramatic rates till people get the “guilty” conscience out of their head..... meaning. Disney seems to have become a “rite” of passage and if you don’t do it...... you are a bad parent.... seems to be a social issue.... really sad! And Disney is playing this up really well!
I totally respectfully disagree

I don't think it's "guilt" at all. One thing that makes me sort of smile is this "illusion" that Joe consumer is some type of dumb hick who doesn't know any better and just willing forks over money to wdw.

Yes, some people may feel that Disney is a thing to do when you have kids but the parents I know would not go or would drop Disney in a New york second if they were not having a good time.

Next in today's market, there are literally thousands upon thousands of other places families can go. The cruise industry has stepped up it's game enormously, the Caribbean is now offering hundreds of all inclusives that are small child friendly, even major cities like Washington, philly and NYC have gone out of their way to be more family friendly, heck Vegas for a hot minute tried to tap into that market before they decided to leave well enough alone.

The parents I know today are very savvy, the bottom line imo is that families are still having great vacations at Disney and still feel there is a lot of value. They comparison shop and find that Disney is not all that outrageous. NOW notice I did not say Disney was cheap, it is not but again, if I am spending 3-4 grand on a vacation and I'm assured of having a great time, will an extra 300 make me say, "cancel"? not at all.

the day I stop having a good time at the mouseworld I will move on and I will stop going if it becomes more than my vacation budget.
 

firemanL25

New Member
Original Poster
Honestly, I'd say Disney went above and beyond for you. I wouldn't complain - but that's just me. 🤷‍♂️

Though I do agree; them calling you, twice, in the middle of the night is nuts.
Yes. I will agree they did go above and beyond..... BUT it took a huge complaint to be compensated. I still believe that the “fee” is totally uncalled for and very Un- Walt Disney like. He believed in enjoying his parks and what he created, he understood making money but he knew families were his target audience...... money can get right..... most are correct. Don’t patronize the Mouse if you don’t like the pettt fees.....
 

firemanL25

New Member
Original Poster
Agreed. If you rent a car, it is much easier to go eat at Denny's, go to Universal for a few days, etc. Of course Disney wants to keep people securely in the bubble for optimum profits.
Agree totally on this statement but what about your locals? Should we be burdened with this fee???
 
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