Family with balloons at Grand Floridian
  • On May 31, 2022
    Ivette from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can anyone visit Disney resorts?

    Hiya Ivette!

    Welcome to planDisney, the most magical place on the internet. I completely understand why you would want to visit the Walt Disney World Resort hotels as they have beautiful theming, unique activities and delicious restaurants. Let's talk about how you can visit them and what might be required upon entry!

    When it comes to visiting the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, you will need to fit in one of the accepted reasons for your visit to qualify for complimentary day parking. These reasons include enjoying select dining, shopping experiences, entertainment and recreation experiences. The same reasons apply for Guest drop-off when using taxis or rideshare services such as Uber. You may also be asked to provide a piece of ID upon entry and show proof of reservation if you have a dining reservation. 

    In any case, I would highly suggest that you visit the various restaurants available at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. If you are a fan of brunch as much as I am, I highly recommend that you make a reservation at the Grand Floridian Cafe. Their lunch menu is also delicious, but I always return for those Traditional Eggs Benedict and the Brioche French Toast. If you would instead like to try a breakfast buffet, I highly recommend trying the Boma - Flavors of Africa brunch. With its breakfast classics and more exotic options, this breakfast is delicious. Plus, you can get The Lion King-themed waffles not available anywhere else on property. As for dinner, my family loves to visit Boma - Flavors of Africa and Sanaa, both located at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, but in Jambo House and Kidani Village, respectively. Sanaa's Indian-style Bread Service is famous amongst Disney fans, and I will never forget their incredible samosas. At Disney's Contemporary Resort, Steakhouse 71 has also gotten quite a reputation thanks to its fantastic menu and decadent 15-layer chocolate cake. If you would like to celebrate a special occasion or invest a bit more in a meal, however, you must get a reservation at California Grill. This restaurant is famous for its quality options, beautiful view and exceptional service. Don't forget that you can show up at the resort up to three hours before your reservation.

    I hope this was helpful, Ivette, and that you will have the best day ever on your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. If you have any other questions in the time leading up to your stay-cation, don't hesitate to reach back out. You and me, we're in a club now!

    Have a magical day, 

    Ariane
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Meet the Panelist: Ariane, Quebec

Hello humans! My name is Ariane and I am a French-speaking Walt Disney World Resort lover from Montreal, Canada! Since the cold does bother me (sorry Elsa!), the Walt Disney World Resort has become my second home. If you need any help planning the most magical vacation from Canada or finding the most Instagrammable spots and treats, I'm your gal! I cannot wait to help you chase the wind and touch the sky on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Ariane

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