WDW Parking Fees Increase to $25 a Day on 10/16/2018

Expect traffic into DHS to be bad.
Welcome to Walt Disney World parking

BREAKING NEWS!:  For the second time this year, Disney World has raised their parking fees.  The new parking fees at theme parks effective today, October 16, 2018.

  • Preferred parking: car or motorcycle – Now $50 per day, up from $45
  • Standard parking: car or motorcycle – Now $25 per day, up from $22
  • Oversized Vehicle Parking: Shuttle, Limo, Camper Trailer, RV, Bus or Tractor Trailer – Now $30 per day, up from $27

Registered Guests of Disney Resort Hotels, select Annual Passholders, Premium Passholders and Disney Premier Passport holders continue to receive complimentary standard self-parking at Disney theme parks.

New WDW Resort Parking Fees Announced 3/14/18:

Starting March 21, 2018, guests staying at onsite at WDW resorts will have to pay to park their car overnight.

Disney Value Resorts: $13 per night

Disney Moderate Resorts: $19 per night

Disney Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villas: $24 per night

Valet parking Disney Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villas: $33 per night

Disney Vacation Club Members:  No charge when staying at a DVC Deluxe Villa property

Universal Studios Orlando:

And, no surprise here, expect Universal Studios Orlando to raise their parking fees this week too!   Universal Parking Fees

Disney has the best fireworks shows in the world!
Fireworks over the Cinderella Castle

Rumor has it that Disney uses the revenue from all their parking lots to help cover the cost of the fireworks. So, when you pay for parking, you’re really paying for the evening’s fireworks show.  Be sure to stay for the fireworks and not leave the parks early!!

The new fireworks show ‘Happily Ever After’ debuted summer 2017 at the Magic Kingdom.

With the new high def  ‘Happily Ever After’ fireworks show that launched last summer, it’s no surprise that car parking has now gone up to $25/day.

New ‘Happily Ever After’ fireworks show

We love the new fireworks show!!


Onsite parking fees for resort guests.
Parking your car daily for a 5 day visit is very expensive.


Disney Parks makes Big $$$ from the daily parking fees.


Adventure Book Cover
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom


car DAK costume
Adventure is out there!

About the Author:

Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney.  Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.

She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.

Daily blog link:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/


Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!


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