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Disney Reportedly Implements New “Idle Fee” to Prevent Guests From Lingering at Theme Park

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If you drive an electric vehicle, you will want to know this!

Every year, millions of guests drive to Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort for their respective Disney park vacations. Each location offers a unique assortment of attractions that are waiting for guests to enjoy after their long journeys are over. While the resorts do offer a variety of transportation options, many guests choose to park when visiting Disney.

Related: Guest Issues Warning About Deceptive Disney Parking Cast Members

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Arriving at Disney

Parking at Disneyland Resort can be a convenient or challenging experience, depending on the day and time of your visit. It is advisable to arrive early to secure a good parking spot and avoid long walks to the park entrance. Keep in mind that there are several parking options available, including the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure, the Pixar Pals Parking Structure, and the Toy Story Parking Area.

All of these parking options offer convenient access to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Adding another level of convenience, Disney also offers charging options for guests who drive electric vehicles. While many guests commend Disney for this convenient access, others have noticed that the service is often misused.

Oftentimes, guests with electric vehicles leave their cars in these charging spots all day while they are inside the parks. This makes it difficult for drivers to charge their cars if they need to. In an effort to combat this, Disney has allegedly implemented a new fee that will hopefully eliminate this practice.

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Disney Reportedly Implements ‘Idle Fee’

One guest is reporting that a cast member has informed them of a new “idle fee” that will incur if guests leave their electric vehicles parked in a charging spot after charging as completed.

As of now, this claim has not been verified by another source. If this fee were to be implemented, it is easy to assume that more than a few fans would be upset with this ruling. Leaving the theme park to move your car in the middle of the day is far from convenient for guests.

What do you think about this report?

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

2 comments

  1. This falls under “first world problems”. If you have an electric vehicle it’s only polite and considerate to move it to a regular parking space once it has completed charging. If this is too much for you, then bring your gas guzzling car like the majority of other people do. Problem solved.

  2. At the Toy Story parking lot, there are always plenty of unused charging stations, so cannot see any issues with leaving ur parked vehicle there for your day at the parks.

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