The traditional parking permits that have been issued for Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests for years are being discontinued.
Disney is beginning the roll-out today with guests staying at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort. The parking permits will no longer be handed out at check-in, with guests now being asked to use their MagicBand for parking access.
At the theme parks, guests will present their MagicBand at the auto plaza booth to validate free parking permission. When returning to the resort hotel, guests can enter the dedicated guest lane and use the MagicBand for access through the barrier.
Those guests that do not have a MagicBand can use their RFID Key to the World cards instead.
The change to a paperless parking system is especially important following the recent introduction of the direct to room capability that allows guests to bypass traditional check in.
Following the initial introduction of the new system at Yacht and Beach Club, expect the roll out to continue to the other resorts over the next few months.