Hi, just got back this evening from a nice weekend at Shades of Green Resort on Walt Disney World property. I’ve got lots of great info and pictures to post in the coming weeks, but there is one thing that I wanted to post right away.
When I was checking in to Shades of Green on Friday the desk clerk casually mentioned that if I wanted to drive my own car and park at Disney’s theme parks I’d need to pay the $14.00 per day parking fee at the theme park entrance. “I said What? I thought Shades of Green guest’s parked for free.” and she replied, “Sorry they just changed that.”
From the time Shades of Green opened and until recently their guests were extended the same benefit as other guests staying at other resorts on Disney property. But apparently Disney has decided to put an end to this benefit. You still have the Shades of Green provided buses which will take you to Animal Kingdom, Disney Studios, the water parks, and the Transportation and Ticket Center (where you can catch a monorail to the Magic Kingdom or EPCOT and Disney bus transportation to all points). Or you can make the 10-15 minute walk to Disney’s Polynesian Resort and catch the monorail there.
While the Shades of Green bus service is appreciated, my family enjoys the freedom of driving to some of the parks (we’ll walk to the Poly to catch the monorail if we’re going to the Magic Kingdom) or other destinations on property. We find it so much more convenient to drive ourselves. At the end of a long hot day in the theme parks we’d rather get in our car and be back to our room as quick as possible. You can wait a long time for the resort bus to arrive at the pick up points, then you’ll pack into the bus with 30 other people who’ve also been in 95 plus degree weather all day.
So if you’re someone who has enjoyed, or was planning on the free parking for Shades of Green guests at Disney’s theme parks, you’ll need to factor an extra $14 per day into your planning budget for each day that you want to use your car.
Check back soon for lots more Shades of Green info, tips, and reviews. Also look for a redesign of the main site which will more closely match the look of the blog.Information on Shades of Green the Military Hotel on Disney World property
See all the current Shades of Green Discounts and Packages
A Special Note on Shades of Green Discounts: Something to be aware of is that Shades constantly changes the dates and discounts offered of their specials and packages.
Shades of Green Links
- Shades of Green
- Shades of Green Rooms
- Shades of Green Room Rates
- Disney Tickets at Shades of Green
- Shades of Green Services and Activities
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