Published: September 4, 2007 at 10:11 PManything is too much to pay for parking...period. They rip you off enough getting into the park and on all food they sell.
Published: September 5, 2007 at 3:43 AMI really don't think this is that big of a deal. Compared to what other venues charge, it is relatively cheap.
Published: September 5, 2007 at 4:45 AMYou'll pay WELL over $11 just to park in most metropolitan cities downtown areas for a day or evening.
Published: September 5, 2007 at 5:16 AMNot a surprise but it's disappointing especially in view of the fact they just raised admission prices.
Published: September 5, 2007 at 7:14 AMI guess I find that $11 is an outrageous rate to pay for parking because I dont go anywhere in the city that requires me to pay more than $2. Or, when there is a fair going on that requires paid parking, i just dont go. I have Disney and Universal To keep me busy on the weekends.
Also, i know most of you are used to paying for parking everyday, but dam, you dont pay $74 a pop to get in to where you are going everyday after you pay for parking are you?
And Anthony is right about the change thing. It is much more annoying to have to find $11 cash then it is 10 or 15. I guess we'll all have to drive around with a few dollar bills extra or at least 4 quarters to get by. THANK GOD I have the annual pass for Disney and I dont have to pay for parking there anymore.
Published: September 5, 2007 at 8:11 AMThe $11 is worth it in my opinion just for the comfort of knowing if I need a jump start or something else with my car the trucks are right there. However, now that I think about it, doesn't matter how much they charge, I always stay on the Disney property and take the buses.
Published: September 5, 2007 at 7:46 PMYeah, there is pros and cons to it all!
Anyway, being from Chicago, 11 dollars isn't bad. Its about that price. Look at it this way: you mights spend 70 plus to go to a play or opera and then parking. Well the show is only a few hours while the park is the entire day!
You can also use the parking at the other parks if I am not mistaken as well (one time fee)
Published: September 5, 2007 at 8:16 PMI 'm always wondering why people are so meek for not free parking at theme and amusement parks? We use parking to spend time only at park and pay enough for admission, foods, merchandises and games. What differences are able to be explained between shopping center, ball park, etc. and theme or amusement parks?
Published: September 5, 2007 at 9:47 PMHonestly I would rather pay a bit higher admission at any park and have free parking. I mean seriously, what does that money go for? There are no big attractions added each year to a parking lot, and besides that is almost the cost of a soda in most parks now a days...
Published: September 6, 2007 at 6:04 AMWhen will the price of parking the car include cleaning your car windows?? $11 is TOO much.
Published: September 6, 2007 at 9:40 AMFrom a management perspective, recouping increasing overhead is not the only reason to raise costs of parking. They are also trying to manage the traffic. Raising prices forces people to carpool more, use the mass transit system, stay in onsite hotels, or use bus systems. Discouraging people from parking is becoming especially important when the parking lots are becoming full during the summer on some days.