• On Oct 16, 2021
    Phil from VA 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 dining reservations, how long can I park at a hotels as a day guest?

    Hi there, Phil! Thank you so much for coming back to planDisney with your vacation questions, we appreciate that you trust us to answer them. 

    A few years ago, I began renting a car on all my Walt Disney World vacations. Once I realized how much time I had been wasting waiting on buses to arrive and transport me around the property, I never went back! So, I have parked in a LOT of different places around WDW. 

    When you have a confirmed dining reservation, you are allowed to park at that resort for a maximum of three hours. This gives you enough time to check-in, eat, take some photos, and possibly take a mosey through the resort’s gift shop. If you took slightly longer, I’m sure it would be fine. 

    One of my favorite resort dining locations is Olivia’s Café, at Disney’s Old Key West Resort. This is a hidden gem! No matter the meal, I promise you will not be disappointed. I highly recommend the Banana Bread French Toast for breakfast, or the Caesar Salad with shrimp for lunch. I have never been disappointed with Captain Wahoo’s Catch of the Day, either. Plus, I have been able to secure same-day reservations here often. 

    I hope you have a wonderful visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth. 

    Happy Traveling,
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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