You can add severely limited space to this as well. This has really pissed me off and I've made my thoughts about parking at Universal clear so far. Staying at Disney was working out as a great deal as you were essentially saving $22 a day by having the free parking at the resorts and parks, add Disney Dining on top of this and it was a bargain. I had my doubts because of the location but I could justify it, especially since I could get a bus to the parks and drink to my hearts content.Yes. CBBR is less than the deluxes.....At least now we won't have to listen to someone popping over here from one of the Disney boards and gloating about how they don't pay for parking at WDW...Seriously though, it always made sense for Universal to charge for hotel parking, since like Disneyland hotels that also charge parking fees, they are close to the parks and people going to the parks would scam and fill up all the hotel parking spaces if they were free....With WDW though, since most of the hotels are far from the parks and they have unlimited space, parking charges were something they could always avoid if they wanted.
That's the reason I'm feeling too. By the time you rent a car and pay for parking to go off site for even something as simple as going for food or shopping, the money saved would justify going to Disney Springs.Don't kid yourself, this is to discourage those that are flying in from renting a car and going to Universal.
Orlando is becoming more and more car unfriendly and they don't have the infrastructure to support this new direction.
I wouldn't mind this new direction as much if I thought for a second that this new cash influx would be reinvested into the resort but I doubt it. You're talking about 35,000 rooms and if about 25% of them are paying for parking at an average of $15 a day, that's almost $50 million a year.