dining with Minnie Mouse at Cape May; character dining experience; Asian; mother, daughter, son
  • On Apr 22, 2024
    Sarah from GA 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 So my family is staying off property and we love the shops in the Disney resorts. We just want to know if we are allowed to visit the shops in different resorts even though we are staying off property?

    Hi Sarah! Thanks for visiting planDisney.

    The answer is an enthusiastic yes! You absolutely are welcome to visit the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels as a day Guest. I completely understand the urge to explore these immersive resorts and maybe pick up a souvenir that's unique to one of them. There's just something about Disney's Polynesian Village Resort or Disney's Wilderness Lodge merchandise! Resort or Disney Resort hopping is one of my favorite activities, especially during the holidays. I love to see how each resort celebrates with seasonal decor, merchandise, and tasty treats. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is known for its annual life-sized Gingerbread House. If you've never experienced it, put it on your to-do list.

    You're free to enjoy the shopping, select recreation, entertainment, and dining available at Disney Resort hotels. In fact, some of my favorite dining locations are at Disney Resorts. Did you know you can select Resort Dining locations when searching for dining? It's a filter that shows all the dining locations at Disney Resorts, including Quick Service and Table Service spots. Don't forget Character Dining! Cape May Cafe at Disney's Beach Club Resort in the EPCOT Resort Area has one of my favorite Character Dining meals, serving up breakfast and your favorite Characters in adorable retro beach looks.

    Currently, self-parking is even complimentary at the Disney Resorts during the day if you're getting around by car. I hope that's good news!

    Have a magical day.

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Meet the Panelist: Elizabeth, Missouri

Hello from St. Louis! I'm Elizabeth, a professor, wife, and mother to two little boys. We love to travel as a family, and Disneyland Resort is the place where we laugh more and make the happiest memories. We've done everything from solo to big multi-generational trips, and I've got the tips and tricks for traveling with little ones to help ensure your experience is truly magical. Learn More About Elizabeth

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