dining with Minnie Mouse at Cape May; character dining experience; Asian; mother, daughter, son
  • On May 28, 2024
    Tony from Merseyside Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a breakfast reservation for my family at Cape May Cafe at the Beach Club Resort. Can we take advantage of valet parking to park at the resort all day so we can walk to EPCOT International Gateway and spend the day in the park?

    Hi Tony!

    Welcome to planDisney! I'm so glad you stopped by to be part of our world!  You're going to love Minnie's Beach Bash Breakfast at Cape May Cafe.  Minnie and her friends are absolutely delightful in their beach attire and the buffet is full of delicious options.  It's the perfect way to start your day before heading to EPCOT!

    Tony, while it's an easy walk from Disney's Beach Club Resort to the International Gateway entrance of EPCOT, unfortunately, you are not able to leave your car at Beach Club for the day.  Parking at Disney hotels is reserved for guests of the hotel and those who have dining or other resort-specific reservations only which means you would need to drive to EPCOT after breakfast.  While dining at Cape May Cafe you can enjoy complimentary self-parking at the hotel.  If you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you'll also enjoy complimentary standard parking at the theme parks, but guests staying off-site would need to pay the daily parking fee.  If you're not staying at a hotel in the Disney Resorts Collection, you may also want to consider using a rideshare service to get to your breakfast reservation and then walking to EPCOT. 

    While you're visiting EPCOT, don't forget to check out two of my favorite rides - Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Frozen Ever After!  To make the most of our time in the park and minimize the time spent waiting in lines, our family always likes to purchase Disney Genie+ and take advantage of Virtual Queues when available.  You can purchase Disney Genie+ each day after midnight of your trip and make your first Lightning Lane entry selection beginning at 7:00 AM.  At EPCOT you'll find a Virtual Queue available for Guardians of the Galaxy.  This complimentary queue is also available at 7:00 AM and then again at 1:00 PM as long as you are in the park when you're trying to join at 1:00.  The Virtual Queue is very popular so I recommend trying to grab that first right at 7:00 AM before switching over to the Tip Board in your My Disney Experience Mobile App to make your first Lightning Lane selection.  I actually couldn't grab a spot in the Virtual Queue on my recent visit but was still able to ride Guardians by purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane separately.  

    Tony, I hope this information is helpful as you continue to plan for your visit to Walt Disney World Resort!  Please stop by to see us again here at planDisney if you have any other questions in the future!  

    See ya real soon!
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Hi! I'm Kristi and I've been making magical memories at the Walt Disney World Resort since my first visit in 1989. While I cherished my childhood visits, my favorite memories have come sharing all of the excitement and wonder of a Disney Parks vacation with my husband and three boys. Whether you're planning a runDisney racecation, a trip with little ones, a land and sea adventure, or anything in between, I'm ready to help you make some bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful plans for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Kristi

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