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Old 10-18-2018, 10:25 AM   #1
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So the Mrs. and I just found out we have friends who will also be down at WDW during our stay. They, however, are staying offsite. If they pick us up on the way to a park can we use our free parking benefit even though it is not our car and not everyone is staying onsite?

I feel like this should be a yes, but I want to confirm before I tell them anything. We generally don't have a car and use Uber/Lyft as needed, so this is new for us.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:07 AM   #2
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So the Mrs. and I just found out we have friends who will also be down at WDW during our stay. They, however, are staying offsite. If they pick us up on the way to a park can we use our free parking benefit even though it is not our car and not everyone is staying onsite?

I feel like this should be a yes, but I want to confirm before I tell them anything. We generally don't have a car and use Uber/Lyft as needed, so this is new for us.
I'm not 100% sure -- but if you're in the car with them, I don't see what the problem would be. My understanding is that they scan magic bands at the guard gate, so you'd be able to hand over your magic band. It's not like Disney knows what kind of car you drive.
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If they pick us up on the way to a park can we use our free parking benefit even though it is not our car and not everyone is staying onsite?
Yes. Just make sure the CM at the theme park auto plaza scans a MB from someone staying on-property (or has an Annual Pass).
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:22 AM   #4
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You won't have any problem at all.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:24 AM   #5
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I'm not 100% sure -- but if you're in the car with them, I don't see what the problem would be. My understanding is that they scan magic bands at the guard gate, so you'd be able to hand over your magic band. It's not like Disney knows what kind of car you drive.
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Yes. Just make sure the CM at the theme park auto plaza scans a MB from someone staying on-property (or has an Annual Pass).
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You won't have any problem at all.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:30 AM   #6
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a related question: We are going next year and my SIL's family will be staying with us using points. We are flying, but they are driving. I've ordered all the magic bands, made the reservations, etc. I assume that when they arrive (with their magic bands) that they won't have to pay to park? The bands will be in their name, but staying on points so I guess this would be the same situation for a non owner who rented points?
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:35 AM   #7
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a related question: We are going next year and my SIL's family will be staying with us using points. We are flying, but they are driving. I've ordered all the magic bands, made the reservations, etc. I assume that when they arrive (with their magic bands) that they won't have to pay to park? The bands will be in their name, but staying on points so I guess this would be the same situation for a non owner who rented points?
Disney resort guests get free parking at the theme parks.

All reservations made with DVC points (regardless of room occupants) get free daily resort parking.
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a related question: We are going next year and my SIL's family will be staying with us using points. We are flying, but they are driving. I've ordered all the magic bands, made the reservations, etc. I assume that when they arrive (with their magic bands) that they won't have to pay to park? The bands will be in their name, but staying on points so I guess this would be the same situation for a non owner who rented points?
it is my understanding that they should be fine.
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