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Disney News Round-up For Friday, October 19th, 2018

Welcome to another Friday news round-up! This week we've got some great announcements that may make your next Walt Disney World vacation even more magical. To begin with the new daily ticket pricing is now in effect.

Walt Disney World Resort Reportedly Testing Premium Parking at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot

If you choose to park at the Magic Kingdom or Epcot while visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, you might soon be able to pay more money to get a "premium" parking spot that is closer to the main entrance of the parks.

Walt Disney World Resort Increases Price for Parking

In a week that has already seen an increase in prices for Annual and Seasonal Passes in addition to a price increase for the Tables in Wonderland dining discount card, Disney has also raised the price for parking in the theme park lots.

Parking Options at Downtown Disney as Construction Continues on Disney Springs Expansion

We told you a few months ago about the elimination of parking spaces at Downtown Disney due to the start of the construction for the Disney Springs expansion. As the construction continues we have a few parking suggestions to make your visit easier.

Changes in Downtown Disney Parking Part of Disney Springs Transformation

The transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs has begun and the first casualties of the change happen to be parking spots and Pleasure Island.

Magic Kingdom Parking Signs Get Hero and Villain Updates

It's heroes versus villains at the Magic Kingdom . . . well, sort of. It appears that earlier this week work began to update the Magic Kingdom's parking lot to help make it easier for guests to locate their cars.

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Overnight Parking Fees Coming To Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Yesterday, Walt Disney World announced some changes to their parking fees that have sent rumblings out through the online Disney Fan community. Guests who book their reservation to stay at all Walt Disney World Resort Hotels after March 21 will be charged for overnight parking if they intend to leave their cars at the hotel. The overnight parking fees will be added to the guest's hotel folio at check-out.

Disney Imagineers Reveal the Story Behind Disney Springs

Disney Springs isn't just a lengthy expansion project that is transforming Downtown Disney into something new.

As with all great Disney attractions, Disney Imagineers have developed a storyline for Disney Springs and it begins back in the mid-1800s.

The story is that a small settlement started near the natural springs and eventually that settlement grew into a small town. The Imagineers see the storyline as way to tell about the history of Florida in addition to Disney history.

Walt Disney World Resort Raises Price of Parking at Theme Parks

Disney guests can add parking to the list of price increases at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The price of parking at the four theme parks was recently increased by $2. This takes the price for cars to $17, while campers are $18 and buses or tractor-trailers now cost $21 to park.

Guests at a Walt Disney World hotel receive complimentary parking at the theme parks. Annual and premium passholders and Disney Premiere passholders also park for free.

Ten Transportation Tips for Traveling Walt Disney World

Whether you plan on relying on complimentary Walt Disney World transportation services during your next vacation or think that you'll be driving yourself around these 43 square miles, transportation is something that is something every traveler needs to think about. We've gathered together a few of our favorite tips for making travel around Walt Disney World a little easier.

5 Things We Love About Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

During my youth I spent many a summer riding my bike and splashing in the water at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort Campground. Set within 750 acres of beautiful pine and cypress forest Disney's Fort Wilderness is a year round retreat for good old fashioned family fun. So wonderful are the childhood memories I just had to share with you 5 things that We Love about this unique Disney destination.

Rumor: Stormwater Project Paves The Way For Future of Downtown Disney

Over the past few years it seems like there has been a lot of "Blue Sky" planning for Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney area but very little actually happening to change the face and feeling of this popular location. Many feel that sections of the shopping, dinning and entertainment district have been suffering from a lack of identity and direction since the closure of Pleasure Island in 2008.

Walt Disney World's Value Resorts

If you are planning for a family traveling on a budget, or a group of theme park commandos who don't spend much time in their room during vacation, Disney's Value Resorts may be the place for you! Five fantastic bare bones hotels with whimsical Disney themes that give you all the benefits of staying "on property" without the high end price tag of a deluxe. The guest make up is diverse including young families, couples, youth sports teams, and large tour groups.

Pros and cons of renting a car in Disney World

For those flying in to Disney World, the "to rent a car or not to rent a car" debate is played out many a time. Here's some pros and cons.