A Disney World vacation can be a pretty inclusive experience. Disney offers free transportation to and from the Disney resort hotels and MCO for guests staying on-site, free transportation around the resort, and the opportunity to prepay for your food through the Disney Dining Plan. They even offer some free souvenirs like celebration buttons and KidCot activities in Epcot‘s World Showcase.
Theoretically, you could go through an entire vacation without spending much more than your original investment.
That said, there are still some “extra fees” that you might encounter during your vacation depending on your situation.
Let’s take a look at what it will cost you to park, store your stuff in the parks, and rent strollers and wheelchairs/scooters! These prices are as of September, 2018.
Lots of people fly to Disney World, but plenty of people choose to drive. Unfortunately, too many people don’t take into consideration how much parking will cost when they choose to drive instead of fly. Guests staying at the Disney Value Resorts will pay $13 per night, $19 per night at Disney’s Moderate Resorts, and $24 per night at Disney’s Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villa Resorts. If you opt for valet parking, it will set you back $33 per day!
At the parks, it’s $22 for standard parking and $45 for preferred parking whether you’re driving a car or a motorcycle. If your vehicle is oversized, like a large van, camper, or bus, it will cost $27.
Some people choose not to take anything to the parks with them considering that your MagicBand can now be used to make payments on your stored credit card. However, some people can’t avoid taking some stuff. If you don’t want to carry it all around with you, you can rent a locker. All four theme parks have lockers; a small locker is $10 per day, a large locker is $12 per day, and a jumbo locker is $15 per day.
If you have kids in tow, you can choose not to bring your own stroller and rent one instead. It’s $15 for one day or $13 per day for multiple days. If you have more than one child, you can rent a double stroller for $31 per day for a single day or $27 for multiple days.
Disney’s strollers are first come, first served, so you can also opt to rent strollers from an outside vendor. For more information on that and other good to know stroller tips, check out this article.
Wheelchairs and Scooters
If you happen to have a person in your travelling party who requires physical assistance, you don’t have to bring your own wheelchair or scooter because Disney rents those too.
Wheelchairs are available for $12 per day or $10 per day for multiple days. However, you’ll also have to put down a $100 refundable deposit. Disney also rents Electronic Conveyance Vehicles (ECVs) or scooters, as they’re commonly known. Scooter rentals are $50 per day with a $20 refundable deposit for inside the theme parks. If renting from a water park or Disney Springs, that refundable deposit is $100.
All wheelchairs and ECVs are also first come, first served, but you can rent very nice chairs from third party vendors, and they’ll drop it off at your Disney Resort Hotel on the day of your arrival.
Have you rented a locker or scooter in Disney World? How did it go?