• On Mar 7, 2016
    Rebecca from OH 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.

    Getting in late on the 18th and dont want to use a ticket. Thinking about riding the monarail by getting dinner reservations at the Contemporary or Floridian. I was told if I have reservations we can park for free up to 3 hours. Has anyone done this?

    Hi there Rebecca!

    Congratulations on your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation! I can certainly understand your concern in not wanting to pay for theme park admission on the evening of your arrival.  The answer to your question is yes. My family has done this very same thing many times in the past.  We love to enjoy dinner at a Magic Kingdom Resort and then ride the Resort Monorail loop following dinner. When you arrive at the resort, simply let the Gate Attendant know that you have an Advanced Dining Reservation and he/she will direct you to self-parking. 

    I hope this information is helpful to you. Please don't hesitate to stop by again with any additional questions that you may have in the days leading up to your trip. Best wishes for a magical vacation, Rebecca!

    Happy Travels,
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Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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