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Parking fees at Resorts

aliceismad

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As a DVC member, you actually get a lower rate than even Floridians.....
I'm not a DVC member. But if anyone should get a break, it does seem that someone who has bought into Disney for decades is probably first on the list.
 

tigerlight

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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.....
And don't patronize the Mouse if you don't accept that they have a right charge whatever they want for their services, and you have the right to take your business elsewhere if you don't agree. What you DONT have the right to do is take something and then refuse to pay for it. Talk about setting a bad example for kids. I call that stealing.

As for this nonsense about Walt - first of all, there was only one park in his day, and second the man absolutely loved making money hand over fist. Read some of the actual real biographies if you want to learn more about him (the real person and not the myth/legend).

Finally, Floridians DO get lots of special treatment for being Floridians. Last I checked the only annual pass I can buy costs around $1,000. You can get passes (with minimal restrictions) for something like half that, and a whole bunch of other discounts.
 

firemanL25

New Member
Original Poster
I'm not a DVC member. But if anyone should get a break, it does seem that someone who has bought into Disney for decades is probably first on the list.
Still have to pay parking fee though..... even as an owner! I’m sorry. Parking fees at resorts should not be the norm.....
I just don’t agree.
 

aliceismad

Well-Known Member
Still have to pay parking fee though..... even as an owner! I’m sorry. Parking fees at resorts should not be the norm.....
I just don’t agree.
Actually, I believe DVC members do get free parking, unless that's changed.

You don't have to agree with the fee. But refusing to pay it and harassing the cast members about it is pretty awful.

You could always go stay at a Universal resort. Oh, wait. Well, what about the Legoland resort. Hmm. Fees there too?

I think Dollywood still includes parking for free.
 

firemanL25

New Member
Original Poster
Actually, I believe DVC members do get free parking, unless that's changed.

You don't have to agree with the fee. But refusing to pay it and harassing the cast members about it is pretty awful.

You could always go stay at a Universal resort. Oh, wait. Well, what about the Legoland resort. Hmm. Fees there too?

I think Dollywood still includes parking for free.
Ok. So who would you like me to complain to. Walt himself? Harass? No way. Just politely explain that the fee is unacceptable and now try to avoid spending my money there. That’s all.
You seem to insist that people should just comply and Pay the fee.
If everyone just complied, we’d all be speaking German.
Your right, it’s Disneys right to charge more and more and more..... people keep going.
Thanks for your insight. Always try and listen to others ideas.
 

scorp16

Well-Known Member
Nobody likes the parking fee.

But let's say you wanted to stay at the Hilton Orlando for a night and enjoy their resort pool area for a day or 2. - Well. Parking fee and resort charge. If you wanted to do the same over in Bonnet Creek. - Parking fee and resort charge. How about over on I-Drive at the Hyatt? - Parking fee and resort charge. Maybe over at the Gaylord? Nope they have a parking fee and resort charge too.

In short, these fees are disclosed. Nobody likes them. They're not going away. Either stay there and accept the fees or look for a Hampton or Courtyard over on Palm Pkwy. We all have choices.
 

aliceismad

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Ok. So who would you like me to complain to. Walt himself? Harass? No way. Just politely explain that the fee is unacceptable and now try to avoid spending my money there. That’s all.
You seem to insist that people should just comply and Pay the fee.
If everyone just complied, we’d all be speaking German.
Your right, it’s Disneys right to charge more and more and more..... people keep going.
Thanks for your insight. Always try and listen to others ideas.
Oh geez. Likening a parking fee at a resort (that is frankly a luxury for the majority of society) to major worldwide conflicts is just disrespectful to people who fought and sacrificed.

I don't have a problem with your complaint. I have a problem that you knew about the fee, took another trip to another resort with said fee, and refused a second time to pay. Yes, I do think if people CHOOSE to stay at a resort with a fee that they comply and pay the fee. Clearly that makes me a mindless compliant robot.
 

eliza61nyc

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Ok. So who would you like me to complain to. Walt himself? Harass? No way. Just politely explain that the fee is unacceptable and now try to avoid spending my money there. That’s all.
You seem to insist that people should just comply and Pay the fee.
If everyone just complied, we’d all be speaking German.
Your right, it’s Disneys right to charge more and more and more..... people keep going.
Thanks for your insight. Always try and listen to others ideas.

LOL, the folks who were invaded by the Germans had no choice at all. YOU HAVE A CHOICE!!

Since we are engaging in a bit of hyperbole, here are some kind suggestions

1) Non compliance usually means some personal sacrifice. the folks who resisted Nazi germany usually did so with great peril to themselves. I am a civil rights baby. the african americans who did not comply with the status quo suffered greatly.
You are lucky you don't have that issue, but you do have to make a decision, if you don't want to comply, stay offsite. that is the best thing to let them know it's unacceptable.

2) Now we are open to other ideas that don't involve "theft" of services. Your ideas will back fire. I would love constructive ideas on how to let Disney know about their greediness that will actually make a difference.
 

helenabear

Well-Known Member
Actually, I believe DVC members do get free parking, unless that's changed. .
We get no added fees for parking. Technically we pay for the upkeep of parking lots so they cannot charge us twice so to speak. So parking will always be free for us as long as we're staying on points. They do let us get free parking when paying cash at DVC locations too (for the same kind of reason - points pay for parking maintenance). So while we do not get the extra fee, it's not technically free.

I'm not a DVC member. But if anyone should get a break, it does seem that someone who has bought into Disney for decades is probably first on the list.
LOL, I hear this thing from DVC members all the time too - I think sometimes this mentality is bad for owners though. Makes us look entitled.

I never like resort fees or parking fees in most areas. I get it in large cities where parking is a prime. I do not get it for a place like Orlando. I'd rather them roll it into the nightly stay instead of an add on.
 

Dad 2 M & M

Well-Known Member
Oh geez. Likening a parking fee at a resort (that is frankly a luxury for the majority of society) to major worldwide conflicts is just disrespectful to people who fought and sacrificed.

I don't have a problem with your complaint. I have a problem that you knew about the fee, took another trip to another resort with said fee, and refused a second time to pay. Yes, I do think if people CHOOSE to stay at a resort with a fee that they comply and pay the fee. Clearly that makes me a mindless compliant robot.
Ya think he's serious? Or trying to get a rise out of you?
LOL, the folks who were invaded by the Germans had no choice at all. YOU HAVE A CHOICE!!

Since we are engaging in a bit of hyperbole, here are some kind suggestions

1) Non compliance usually means some personal sacrifice. the folks who resisted Nazi germany usually did so with great peril to themselves. I am a civil rights baby. the african americans who did not comply with the status quo suffered greatly.
You are lucky you don't have that issue, but you do have to make a decision, if you don't want to comply, stay offsite. that is the best thing to let them know it's unacceptable.

2) Now we are open to other ideas that don't involve "theft" of services. Your ideas will back fire. I would love constructive ideas on how to let Disney know about their greediness that will actually make a difference.
I applaud everyone's passion, but directing it at a fellow that intentionally didn't attach a credit card to the reservation, and compared a Moderate Resort to Motel 6?
 

eliza61nyc

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We get no added fees for parking. Technically we pay for the upkeep of parking lots so they cannot charge us twice so to speak. So parking will always be free for us as long as we're staying on points. They do let us get free parking when paying cash at DVC locations too (for the same kind of reason - points pay for parking maintenance). So while we do not get the extra fee, it's not technically free.


LOL, I hear this thing from DVC members all the time too - I think sometimes this mentality is bad for owners though. Makes us look entitled.

I never like resort fees or parking fees in most areas. I get it in large cities where parking is a prime. I do not get it for a place like Orlando. I'd rather them roll it into the nightly stay instead of an add on.
I really think it's an issue of the places economics. They are prevalent in Charleston, Puerto Rico and Savannah, (where I've visited) places where the local economy is based on tourism.
I think it's a bit of the old "tourist have money to burn" mentality.
 

helenabear

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I really think it's an issue of the places economics. They are prevalent in Charleston, Puerto Rico and Savannah, (where I've visited) places where the local economy is based on tourism.
I think it's a bit of the old "tourist have money to burn" mentality.
Not all of PR is tourist. And remember it's an island, not a separate city. San Juan would have parking at a premium. Go to where my family lives and hotels have free parking. It's not at a premium there.

Looking up hotels in Charleston half were free. Same for Savannah. Looks like the ones that do charge were in busier areas.

Even in Chicago once you are outside certain space premium limits, the parking is free. So while it could be 2hat you said, it always isn't. Plus as I said I think they should roll it in when space is not at a premium. If it is, then I get it as a deterrent form those who would park a car but really don't need one. Parking at most Disney resorts isn't at a premium outside of MK and Epcot. Even then as long as those staying are the ones parking, its not an issue.
 

Lucky

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Now IMO the thing is Disney was the very last to the world of parking fees so no one is upset about them. In fact most people are shocked if you can book a hotel (not motel) without a parking fee.
Your opinion is totally contradictory to my experience.

Pop and All Stars are motels and have parking fees.

Most non-Disney hotels I stay at do not charge for parking.

I’m aware that most hotels in downtowns charge for parking, but Disney hotels are not downtown.
 

wdwfan22

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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.
Good luck trying to return for a future stay.
 

Legendary

Active Member
Bottom line you have choices. If you don’t like the parking fees you have the right to find another place to stay. You want to send a message to Disney, stay off property. But deliberately not paying for something that you knew about ahead of time is just wrong. It is really sad that your conscience is clear.
 

LAKid53

The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter.
Premium Member
Ahem. Disney had been the exception for years.....most hotels charge a daily fee for parking your vehicle at the hotel. Uni charges at least $15 a day. And has done so for years.
 

eliza61nyc

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Your opinion is totally contradictory to my experience.

Pop and All Stars are motels and have parking fees.

Most non-Disney hotels I stay at do not charge for parking.

I’m aware that most hotels in downtowns charge for parking, but Disney hotels are not downtown.
You do have a point, I tend to vacation in cities. We went to Paris last summer and definitely had a resort fee. Lol Im originally from Manhattan don't even get me started, lol I'm happy if i only get charged 35 bucks.
All the places i've been in the Caribbean charge a resort fee.
I'm going to Charleston SC in March, hotel charges 25 bucks a day for cars.
 
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