• On Mar 26, 2022
    Drewanna from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Am I able to visit a resort if I'm not booked there? Or would I need a dinner reservation? What if I book a dinner reservation at one hotel and want to visit another resort that I don't have a reservation at?

    Howdy, Drewanna! Thanks for visiting us here at planDisney!

    I bet you're growing more and more excited about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation as each day passes! I know it may not seem like it just yet, but your vacation will be here before you know it! I'm sure you've been looking forward to this special time with your family for quite a while, so I'm so pumped for you to set off on your magical vacation!

    One of my favorite things to do on any Walt Disney World vacation is to hop around and explore all the Disney Resorts Collection hotels. Of course, each resort has its own unique theming, so it's such a blast to immerse yourself in a completely different experience you move from one resort to another. But, the one thing you’re bound to find at each spot is that famous magic and level of service you come to expect at Walt Disney World.

    So, I’m happy to share that you can absolutely visit the Disney Resort Collection hotels without being a Guest or having secured an Advanced Dining Reservation. However, keep in mind that if you are driving, you may have trouble parking at the resort without a dining reservation. In this case, I would recommend parking at the Transportation and Ticket Center or one of the theme parks and using the complimentary transportation provided to visit the resorts.

    Drewanna, why not take off for a ride on the highway in the sky and check out some hotels on a Resort Monorail crawl! To start, hop on the Resort Monorail from the Transportation and Ticket Center and make your first stop at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to grab a refreshing Dole Whip from Pineapple Lanai. Then, hop back on the Resort Monorail to your second stop, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. When you arrive, head on over to Enchanted Rose to enjoy a cocktail in the stunning lounge inspired by Beauty and the Beast. To finish out your evening, take your next Monorail ride straight into Disney’s Contemporary Resort to enjoy the views of Disney Enchantment from the observation deck outside the Grand Concourse. What a fantastic way to end your day of resort exploration!

    I hope you found this answer helpful! As you continue to prep for your upcoming visit, know that we are here to help you make the most of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. So, please visit us again with any questions you may have.

    Until next time,
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Meet the Panelist: Diana, New York

Hiya! I'm Diana from New York, and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Whether you're planning your first trip or just visiting "For the First Time in Forever," with all that Walt Disney World has to offer, it's easy to feel like you're headed "Into the Unknown." Just remember, "You've Got a Friend in Me!" So, let me be a "Part of Your World" to lend a helping hand as you plan your most magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Diana

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