Christmas on Main Street; Magic Kingdom
  • On Dec 5, 2023
    Tara from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, When my daughter and I visit next November, we would like to go to each of the resort that is decorated for Christmas via the Monorail. Can we park at the Grand Floridian and hope on the Monorail to the other resorts? Thank you in advance.

    Welcome to planDisney, Tara. I'm so happy you're planning your festive trip for next year around the holidays. What a great time to get some of the details in order!

    Visiting the Disney Resorts Collection Hotels is one of my favorite things to do around the holidays. The entire resort is decorated so beautifully and I especially love to visit the hotels that have gingerbread displays. And of course, there's just nothing like Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Christmas time. The grandeur of this hotel and that amazing Gingerbread House just make it a classic and a must-visit any time I'm there during the holidays! Just make sure you don't visit at the very beginning of November as not all of these wonderful offerings will be ready. Mid-November is usually a safe bet, but stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog leading up to your vacation!

    Parking at the Disney Resorts Collection Hotels is strictly limited to Guests who are staying there or Guests who have an advanced dining reservation at the hotel. So, you can either plan to dine at one of their wonderful restaurants or you can take a break from your day at Magic Kingdom Park and hop on the monorail to tour the three resorts on the monorail line. Then, once you're done, hop back on the monorail for more magic back in the park!

    Even when it's not the holidays, I usually try to take a mid-day break and escape to one of the hotels on the monorail line for a nice lunch and to take in the sights! Some of my favorite restaurants at these hotels are Steakhouse 71 at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Narcoosee's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and the underrated Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. But these are just a few of the options!

    Don't forget that there are usually gingerbread displays at some of the hotels on Disney's BoardWalk, including Disney's Beach Club Resort and Disney's BoardWalk Inn. I suggest you visit these during an EPCOT day as you can exit the park in the middle of the day at the International Gateway near the United Kingdom Pavilion and easily walk to them. And while you're there, you might as well visit Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney's Beach Club Resort. And since you'll be on vacation, I think an over-the-top milkshake is in order, so make sure you get one during your meal!

    Tara, I wish you a year of excitement as you plan your ultimate holiday vacation. And then once it arrives, I hope it's full of holiday magic only the Walt Disney World Resort can deliver!

    If you have any other questions, please reach out directly to me and I'll get those answers to you right away!

    The cold never bothered me anyway,
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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