• On Mar 6, 2015
    David from QC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have a dinner reservation at Disney's Grand Floridian resort but are not staying at the resort. Are we able to park our car at the resort and use the monorail to Epcot or The Magic Kingdom for a couple of hours before returning for dinner?

    Bonjour David, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for your question! 

    Unfortunately, Guests are only allowed to park at any Walt Disney World Resort Hotel if they are Guests of that Resort. In your case, this means that you would only be able to park at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa about an hour or so prior to your reservation and, yes, the Disney Security will check to make sure you have a dining reservation, especially on very busy days!

    The one exception to this is if you choose to use Valet Parking for your car (for a fee). My understanding is that in that case, you would be allowed to park your car for the day, should you wish to do so. Please check with the Disney Security when you arrive in order to make sure that this is still the case. 

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions! 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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