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Old March 22nd, 2005, 10:30 PM
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Default Parking for disabled at Port Canaveral

Is disabled parking the same price as regular parking? I know that at the Miami Port, for those with disability id, the parking is free. Can anyone tell me about Port Canaveral? Thank you.
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Old March 23rd, 2005, 11:15 AM
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Yes, you do pay the same as non-disabled at Port Canaveral (10$ - 12$ a day). Miami and Ft Lauderdale are free with placards.

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Old March 23rd, 2005, 02:00 PM
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I know parking in Miami is free for the diasbled. But Shebbieal are you sure about Ft Lauderdale? We leave from there next month so it would be nice to know.
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Old March 23rd, 2005, 03:34 PM
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I am 99.99% sure at Port Everglades. Unless a recent change.

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Old March 23rd, 2005, 03:58 PM
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The parking is free for all vehicles modified for the handicapped. The policy is clearly stated on the Port Canaveral website: www.portcanaveral.org. We have a van with a lift and we were parked for free. Nice benefit.
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Old March 24th, 2005, 10:11 AM
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Ken,

Thanks, I too have a van with a lift. I had heard parking wasn't free for handicapped, but I looked at the site you mentioned and it clearly spelled it out for me.

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Old March 24th, 2005, 10:32 AM
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Garage at Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale) charges regular parking rates with a handicapped placard - I don't know about specially outfitted vans. By the way, the garage had tons of empty parking spots, but every single handicapped parking spot was taken.
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Old March 24th, 2005, 01:09 PM
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Parking is also free at Port of Miami if you have a handicapped modifications (as per Florida law)
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Old March 24th, 2005, 02:58 PM
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Parking is free at the Port of Miami as long as you have a handicap id from any state. You do not need a modified vehicle.
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Old May 6th, 2005, 01:52 PM
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Unless they recently changed Canaveral had no problem charging me $12 a day to park even with the Handicapped Placard. Miami has always been free. Tampa Charges also was $10 a day believe it went up to $12. Port Everglades Charged also I sail all 4, my wife is totally disabled and I have the Placard. Unless changed Miami only Fla. Port with free Handicaqpped Parking.

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Old May 6th, 2005, 03:57 PM
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As stated earlier in this thread, the vehicle will be allowed to park for free only if it has been modified to accomodate the handicapped (e.g. lift, hand controls, etc.) I parked for free in January, but the attendant did peek inside the van.
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There are special areas designed for parking for the disabled, however we do not provide free parking unless it is (1) a vehicle with specialized equipment, such as ramps, lifts, or foot or hand controls, for use by a person who has a disability, or (2) a vehicle that is displaying the Florida Toll Exemption permit (call 1-800-983-2435 #2 for an exemption form).
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Wow see I found this site too late. Back in 2003 we payed $80+ to park at Ft. Lauderdale. I have a special van with HP plates. No one said anything to us about free parking.
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Parking at FL is free. We cruised with Princess in Feb 2005. Our van has a lift and when we came to the port we stopped at the entrance and the attendant looked into the van. After she made a call she came out took our paccard #, my licence # and our plate #. We were escortted to a parking spot, which happened not to be a handicap spot, and were never charged.
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