Just the word vacation alone can bring about happy feelings. Many even enjoy the planning process, choosing all the details and building a trip itinerary. With planning often comes budgeting and considering travel related expenses. Parking can be one of those costs to consider and can add up. Do you need a car at Walt Disney World? Not necessarily. Disney World has a great transportation system including busses, monorails, gondolas, ferries and other boats. However, with the cancellation of Disney’s Magical Express, vacationers who travel by plane might be weighing the pros and cons of ways to get to Walt Disney World Resort from the airport including renting a car. In this post we answer the question, ‘does DVC resale get free parking’ and all of your other Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club parking related questions.
Yes, Disney Vacation Club Members get free parking. Disney Vacation Club Resorts are all in the Deluxe tier of resorts. Paying for overnight parking is a new concept at Walt Disney World Resort and each tier of resorts pays a different price. Parking at Walt Disney World Resort hotels in the Deluxe tier is now $25.00 per night. For a week long stay, a guest at a Deluxe resort could end up paying $175 for self parking. With DVC stays, however, parking is included.
The PlanDisney panel shared this information about DVC Members and the specific of free parking: ‘Disney Vacation Club Members receive complimentary overnight parking at their resort when staying at any Walt Disney World Resort using their Membership. This would include a stay in a villa booked with Vacation Points or any standard room booked with Reservation Points. Members also receive complimentary overnight parking when staying in Deluxe Villa Accommodations when paying cash.’
At Disneyland Resort, parking at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is $35 per night. PlanDisney says this about the magical place on the west coast, ‘Disney Vacation Club Members booking a Points reservation at the Grand Californian can self-park up to two vehicles with no daily charge.’
Yes! Free parking is just one of the great, money saving perks included when you buy resale DVC. Those who buy resale DVC follow the same guidelines as those who purchase DVC direct when it comes to free parking.
Guests of Disney Resort hotels can always park in standard parking at the theme parks for free. There is a paper guests are given at check in to place on the dashboard in their car. This paper has information about your reservation like your name and dates of your stay. When you go through a toll plaza at a theme park, this lets cast members know you’re eligible for free parking. It may also be possible to scan your magic band or room key to verify that you’re eligible for free parking because of a hotel stay. In many cases, cast members will ask for identification to confirm so it helps things move along to have it handy. Free parking at the theme parks is a valuable perk. If you’re visiting the parks seven days on your trip, at $25 per day that would be another $175 in parking. That’s quite a bit of savings thanks to that Disney resort guest perk.
Are you ready to make your vacation dreams come true? DVC Resale Experts can help you find the perfect resale DVC contract. Most resale DVC contracts have significant savings when compared to buying direct from Disney. Our former Disney Vacation Club Guides will be happy to guide you through the process and answer questions along the way. Take a look at our current resale DVC listings for pricing and availability. You can join the DVC Resale Experts Buyer Wish List if you don’t see the contract that’s the right fit for you.
Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.