Character Dining; Couple; AA; Minnie Mouse; Topolino's Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera
  • On May 4, 2024
    Matthew from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I have a breakfast reservation at Disney's Bay Lake / Contemporary Resort, can I park there for the full day and go directly from breakfast into Magic Kingdom and then come back to my car at the Bay Lake/Contemporary Resort that evening?

    Hi Matthew! It's so great to have you here at planDisney! I'm thrilled to help you out with your first question and be your friendly guide in planning the perfect vacation. You've already made a terrific choice by booking a breakfast spot so close to The Most Magical Place on Earth. I just know you'll have a fantastic day full of joy and unforgettable moments!

    As you already know, Guests with confirmed dining reservations at a Resort hotel get complimentary standard parking while they enjoy their meal at the restaurant. But you must move your car once you're done. A good rule of thumb that never fails me is limiting your parking time to around three hours. That way, you'll have plenty of time to savor your meal and explore the Resort, including some recreational activities and nearby stores with exclusive products for each Resort. 

    If you stay at Disney's Contemporary Resort or Bay Lake Tower, you'll get complimentary overnight self-parking. Sweet deal, right? 

    Here's my best suggestion: park your car at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC), then hop on the monorail straight to Disney's Contemporary Resort to arrive in time for your breakfast reservation. After you've had your fill, you can either take the monorail or walk to Magic Kingdom. Walking is my personal favorite, as it only takes around ten minutes. Plus, there's a super cool security checkpoint just for this walkway that's less crowded than the regular checkpoint at the park entrance. You'll save time and jump right into the fun to start your theme park day! 

    I hope these tips help you out, Matthew. If you have any other questions or need more advice, don't hesitate to ask. We're always here and ready to help you plan another magical day!

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Hello from Canada's capital, Ottawa! I'm a devoted husband and a proud father of two energetic boys originally hailing from vibrant Sao Paulo, Brazil. When I'm not working as a marketing director or training to get my pilot's license, I'm deep in plans for our next magical escapade to the Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Nilson

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