Parking costs and spending money?

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  1. Sam

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    Hi Guys

    We're off to Florida in October for 3 wks, (in 101 days to be exact - so excited),:excited:and we're trying to figure out how much money we need to take with us.

    We've already bought the park tickets and we are staying in a villa. One of things we obviously have to factor in is the cost of parking at all the parks.

    Can anyone give us an idea of how much the parking is and any advice of how much we should be thinking about taking with us? Is there any hidden costs we should be aware of?

    Thanks guys.

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    parking charges at park $8
     
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    Per day. You will get a reciept so hang on to it if you wish to park hop on a given day. That way you only pay to park once. (Disney, we're talking about here).

    The other parks charge too. It gets pricey, all those parking fees! :eek:

    Welcome, by the way! Wonderful to have you with us! :yes:
     
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    Parking at the WDW car parks sets you back $14 per car these days....unless you have an annual pass and it's then free.
     
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    Disney car parks are $14 a day, we spend most of our money on food as we like to eat out alot.

    As you are staying in a villa you have the option of eating both onsite and offsite.

    Osite restaurants tend to more expensive than off site. We hardly ever eat onsite.

    Meal portions are big so and it acceptable to ask for a box to take food away with you if you can't finish your meal - this often comes in handy for a bit of lunch the neext day.

    Enjoy planning your trip

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    Hi guys

    Thanks ever so much for the help the guys.

    Sam xx
     
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    hmmm , how much to take - its always a difficult one , depends on ow much shopping you intend to do ; I've never found the food to be particularly expensive especially off site and the portions are Huuuge compared to the uk.
     
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    Thanks for the update on the car parking fees! :eek: We have APs so don't keep up with the current costs.

    $14 per day is quite a chunk of money, and would require a line item in my travel budget!
     
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    $14 is quite a large increase since ilast paid as iam staying on site the free parking is a good saving
     
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    I believe you can use the same car park ticket if you hop between the parks ( but only on the same day) hope that makes sense

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    However much in the way of cash or travellers cheques that you end up taking, make sure that you take your credit card also as you are almost certain to spend more than you initially planned....based on years of experience! :lol:
     
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    If you plan on consuming adult beverages while at the parks that could add up pretty quickly.
     
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    we always come back with some TC's :lol:
     
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    You could always park at Downtown Disney, which is free , take the bus to any resort and then transfer to whichever park you want to visit .
     
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    Hmm. Not sure if Disney condone this approach as it makes the parking lots at DTD hard to access for those who genuinely go there to shop. :unsure:
     
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    i wouldnt agree with doing that, it miffs me when you go there to shop and find it hard parking, then theres not that many people there, so you know people are using for free parking and go elswhere :(
     
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    Although at the moment we get free parking with our AP, in the past it wouldn't be an option for me. I want all of my precious time there at the parks not travelling from place to place wasting time getting there.
     
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    So that's why it's so hard to get a space sometimes at DTD and then find the shops half empty. That's cheating and I don't agree with it. :shrug:
     
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    Thanks for the tips.

    Apparently there is somebody who is hiring out their AP for you to use the free parking. Of course you can't use it to get into the park itself but it is ok for the parking. What do you think about this, is it not a bit risky?
     

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