• On Jan 12, 2020
    Mariel from -- Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I am a DVC member using points to stay at Boardwalk. We would like to enjoy Trader Sams and Top of the World lounge without needing to drive after... can we park overnight for free at Poly even though our reservation is for Boardwalk? We have Kona ADRs

    Welcome Home, Mariel!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I love Disney's BoardWalk Villas - the convenience is fantastic! You are a 10-minute boat ride away from the Planet of Batuu, and a 10-minute walk in the other direction is Epcot's International Gateway. You also have the convenience of the brand new Disney Skyliner, so you can "literally" use land, air, or sea to get to TWO theme parks!

    Speaking of getting places, as a Guest with Advanced Dining Reservations, you are more than welcome to park for the day at a Resort. So, you will get complimentary parking at both Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney's Contemporary Resort on the day of your reservation but cannot stay overnight. Overnight parking is exclusive to the Resort's Guests.

    But, you have plenty of options to Resort hop! Probably the easiest thing to do is hail a Minnie Van via the Lyft app. The polka-dotted beauty will take you door to door. Lately, it seems like we always end up using the Minnie Van service at least once, the convenience is great! If you prefer to utilize complimentary transportation, I would head to Disney's Hollywood Studios (there is a walkway, boat service, bus service, and Disney Skyliner). Once you are there, I would take a bus to either one of the Resorts. If you don't mind walking a bit, you can walk through Epcot to the Monorail and then take that over to the Magic Kingdom Resort area.

    Mariel, I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to come back!

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Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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