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Parking fees at Resorts

Chi84

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Won't even be able to complete online resort reservation before prompted to call 1-407w.........

And..... Disney keeping a "file" on someone? Was that a serious comment?
There's a lot about the post that doesn't ring true, at least to me. People can write anything on the internet - sometimes there's a grain of truth enveloped by a lot of embellishment or exaggeration.

The one thing I believe is that the poster does not like resort parking fees.
 

John park hopper

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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.
Welcome to Charleston SC, parking in Charleston is like any other city a nightmare--- limited parking so hotels charge. However there are many public parking garages close to many of the hotels; the rates are less than the hotels. There is much to see in Charleston and some really great restaurants. Is this a business trip or pleasure/
 

Demarke

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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.
Non-Disney in Orlando near the parks? Or non-Disney hotels in general in other towns?

I stayed at the Caribe Royale in August for about $125 a night and there was another $50-60 a night I discovered at check in tacked on between parking and non-optional resort fees.

I’m not saying they don’t exist, I just haven’t heard of any in close proximity to Disney or Universal that aren’t just charging parking, but also resort fees over and above their advertised rates these days.

While I don’t like the parking fees, I think most of the other nearby hotels were adding them first. Also, at my last stay a few months ago I did mobile check in at the Contemporary (avoiding the front desk) and just entered the lot scanning my magic band and was never charged for parking anyway (although I’m sure they will close that loophole soon, if they haven’t already).
 

Demarke

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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.
If you want free parking at a hotel in Charleston, you pretty much have to go across the bridge to Mt. Pleasant. But then, of course, you can’t just walk to things around downtown and you’ll just end up paying for a parking garage spot somewhere anyway.
 

John park hopper

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If you want free parking at a hotel in Charleston, you pretty much have to go across the bridge to Mt. Pleasant. But then, of course, you can’t just walk to things around downtown and you’ll just end up paying for a parking garage spot somewhere anyway.
I guess you could stay in Mt Pleasant and walk across the Cooper River (Ravenel) bridge to downtown Charleston see people walking the bridge every day. Personally I'd pay to park
 

Demarke

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I guess you could stay in Mt Pleasant and walk across the Cooper River (Ravenel) bridge to downtown Charleston see people walking the bridge every day. Personally I'd pay to park
Haha, I suppose so, that’s an awful long walk from the Days Inn or wherever in Mt P to the Battery or Market or King St though. I always figured the pedestrians on the bridge were joggers/walkers and people who just wanted to go walk the bridge as an attraction itself, rather than people actually trying to get somewhere. I’d pay to park too!
 

tigerlight

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Won't even be able to complete online resort reservation before prompted to call 1-407w.........

And..... Disney keeping a "file" on someone? Was that a serious comment?

Oh that’s very serious. All major hotels and airlines keep files on past customers. Typically it’s linked to your loyalty program number but w/Disney it’s likely your MyDisney account.

If I were this person I’d be very concerned about being “trespassed” or banned from
Disney property. What they described in terms of how they avoided the parking fees is arguably theft of services/fraud and Disney is known to ban people who do such things....
 

Chi84

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Oh that’s very serious. All major hotels and airlines keep files on past customers. Typically it’s linked to your loyalty program number but w/Disney it’s likely your MyDisney account.

If I were this person I’d be very concerned about being “trespassed” or banned from
Disney property. What they described in terms of how they avoided the parking fees is arguably theft of services/fraud and Disney is known to ban people who do such things....
The guy claims Disney responded to the theft of services/fraud by comping him $600 and upgrading his room.
 

tigerlight

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The guy claims Disney responded to the theft of services/fraud by comping him $600 and upgrading his room.
Yeah well call me skeptical.... regardless Disney absolutely does keep files and absolutely does ban people. All the time.

Records on file w/Orange County sheriff.
 

Dad 2 M & M

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Oh that’s very serious. All major hotels and airlines keep files on past customers. Typically it’s linked to your loyalty program number but w/Disney it’s likely your MyDisney account.

If I were this person I’d be very concerned about being “trespassed” or banned from
Disney property. What they described in terms of how they avoided the parking fees is arguably theft of services/fraud and Disney is known to ban people who do such things....
I was being sarcastic and should have said " did he really not know that" or "did he think he was enlightening anyone with that news" or even "did he REALLY just discover this"?
Yeah well call me skeptical.... regardless Disney absolutely does keep files and absolutely does ban people. All the time.

Records on file w/Orange County sheriff.
Note to anyone that has a dining ressie at a Deluxe Resort - Disney also keeps records on anyone that scans their Magic Band at a Deluxe Resort guard-shack (for parking at their dining ressie), and then uses the same band to gain park entry!

That is something asked frequently on all blogs. "Can I leave my car at the resort if I have a breakfast ressie, and then go to the Park that day"? If you scan your band at the guardshack, AND go to the Park afterwards, they know yo did it, they track it and it's in your "file".

Our file MUST be thick as many times as we've been. I'm sure they not only have every credit card, phone number, address, tag number of ours, but also of anyone ever traveled with us, ate a meal with a split bill and paid with their own credit card, etc......
 

TXRob

New Member
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.
Lived in River North Chicago for 7 years, literally have never seen free parking in the city. That’s totally incorrect. Hotel parking in Chicago is upwards of $25-30 a night.
 

helenabear

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Lived in River North Chicago for 7 years, literally have never seen free parking in the city. That’s totally incorrect. Hotel parking in Chicago is upwards of $25-30 a night.
You misunderstood me I think. I never said downtown. Outside the city (where space is at a premium) you can find free parking. I've always found places to stay with free parking and not far from transport in. Just not in the city limits where space is at a premium. I drive and stay often, though not probably much in the future since my good friends moved.
 
Cool...so vote with your wallet and don’t go anymore. i for one love it and will gladly pay more. Leaves more open spots for me when I park for 10 days each year.
 

I am Timmy

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We were there a month ago, I found that you get charged the parking fee automatically - you have to tell them you DON"T have a car. They don't ask, so it's up to you to notice the charge and have them take it off, or tell them at check in. At least at Pop. I had 3 res. - an RO, a pkg., then an RO. The first RO receipt came to my email, so I went to the front desk to get a refund. I told them I had no car, why did I get charged? She told me it's automatic and up to me to let them know (and in the fine print online). Nice. 3 days into my pkg. res., I went to the front desk to check on it, those 3 days had parking added. Well, no. I had to do it again, they added the info. to my pkg. res. (was already supposed to be done), and told her to include my last RO res. All done. HA, no I wasn't. It STILL added parking to my last RO res., had to have it refunded. That seems like a lot of trips to the front desk just to make sure I'm not being charged for something I didn't use. And if people don't know this or notice? Disney gets extra money, I guess.
 

larryz

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We were there a month ago, I found that you get charged the parking fee automatically - you have to tell them you DON"T have a car. They don't ask, so it's up to you to notice the charge and have them take it off, or tell them at check in. At least at Pop. I had 3 res. - an RO, a pkg., then an RO. The first RO receipt came to my email, so I went to the front desk to get a refund. I told them I had no car, why did I get charged? She told me it's automatic and up to me to let them know (and in the fine print online). Nice. 3 days into my pkg. res., I went to the front desk to check on it, those 3 days had parking added. Well, no. I had to do it again, they added the info. to my pkg. res. (was already supposed to be done), and told her to include my last RO res. All done. HA, no I wasn't. It STILL added parking to my last RO res., had to have it refunded. That seems like a lot of trips to the front desk just to make sure I'm not being charged for something I didn't use. And if people don't know this or notice? Disney gets extra money, I guess.
 

drizgirl

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We were there a month ago, I found that you get charged the parking fee automatically - you have to tell them you DON"T have a car. They don't ask, so it's up to you to notice the charge and have them take it off, or tell them at check in. At least at Pop. I had 3 res. - an RO, a pkg., then an RO. The first RO receipt came to my email, so I went to the front desk to get a refund. I told them I had no car, why did I get charged? She told me it's automatic and up to me to let them know (and in the fine print online). Nice. 3 days into my pkg. res., I went to the front desk to check on it, those 3 days had parking added. Well, no. I had to do it again, they added the info. to my pkg. res. (was already supposed to be done), and told her to include my last RO res. All done. HA, no I wasn't. It STILL added parking to my last RO res., had to have it refunded. That seems like a lot of trips to the front desk just to make sure I'm not being charged for something I didn't use. And if people don't know this or notice? Disney gets extra money, I guess.
That's ridiculous. Maybe they should just assume you eat 3 table service meals a day too, and have it up to guests to go get the offending charges removed.
 

John park hopper

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Automatic parking fees charged and you have to tell them repeatedly you don't have a car at the resort in order to be reimbursed; is a new low for Disney if this is true. I can see someone bringing a law suit against Disney for this. People have sued for a lot less. May be that's part of the magic charges magically appear on your bill?
 
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