DVC Resort Holiday Season Parking Restrictions: What You Need To Know

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Disney Resort Hotels have been known for implementing Holiday Season Parking Restrictions at several of their resort hotels, including the Deluxe Disney Vacation Club resorts within Walt Disney World.

Parking Restrictions For Guests With Mobile Orders

The policy dictates that only guests with a overnight lodging reservation at the specific resort or those with advanced dining reservations for a restaurant on the property will be allowed to park at that resort hotel. This could potentially limit those who have placed a mobile order or wish to eat at a quick service restaurant on the property.

If you’re planning a visit, it’s worth noting these changes to avoid any inconvenience when it comes to finding a place to park for a quick bite to eat at one of the Disney resort hotels.

Navigating Around The Policy

There are popular suggestions for getting around this policy. For instance, parking at Disney Springs and taking either bus transportation or boat transportation from there, or for those with annual passes featuring free theme park parking privileges, simply parking at one of the Disney theme parks, then taking the bus, monorail, skyliner, or boat transportation services from there.

DVC Member & Renter Parking Fee Table

Parking DVC Owner DVC Renter Hotel Guest
Overnight at Villas Points No No Yes
Cash No
Overnight at non-DVC Villas Points No Yes
Cash Yes
Valet Yes Yes Yes
Theme Parks No No No
Day Resort Visit No No No

If you are a DVC member traveling to a DVC resort, or are renting your DVC reservation from an owner, you will receive complimentary parking at the resort you are staying at. The table above shows different situations where owners and renters are charged parking fees. To understand the DVC parking policy in more detail, you can refer to our in-depth article here: Do DVC Members Pay For Parking?

Final Thoughts

These new parking restrictions may require you to plan your visits to Disney Resort Hotels more carefully during the holiday season. However, with the right information and planning, you can still enjoy a magical holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort. Stay safe and have a wonderful holiday season!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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