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  • On Nov 2, 2021
    Ken from GA Asked

    We are a group of 10 family members staying at two different WDW resorts. Can we visit each other at the other resort without having a dining reservation at the opposite resort? We want to be able to meet up or swap babysitting help in each others rooms?

    Hey there, Ken! Welcome to planDisney; I am so glad you found us to ask your Walt Disney World questions. 

    On a recent visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth, I had friends at many of the resorts around the WDW property. I had rented a car, and many mornings found myself at the gate of a different resort to pick up one or more of my friends. 

    The short answer is YES, you can absolutely visit each other at the other resort, BUT…it could also depend on the resort. At each resort guard house, be prepared to show a valid photo ID. You might also be asked for the lead guest’s name on the reservation in order to gain access into the resort. This is because some of the resorts that are closer to the theme parks sometimes have “visitors” who stay longer than their 3-hour window and walk to the parks, leaving their vehicle parked at the resort. 

    I definitely had to give my friends’ names at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort. I fully understood this and happily gave the guests’ name, along with my ID. 

    Keep in mind that parking at the theme parks is included with your resort stay. I highly recommend upgrading to the preferred parking lots at the theme parks as well. You will find that they are almost always much closer of a walk, and with the parking lot trams still not running, I like to save myself some steps. 

    I hope your large group has a fabulous time visiting Walt Disney World for The Most Magical Celebration on Earth in January! The Fab 50 Character Collection was one of my favorite things about the celebration. 

    Happy Traveling,
    Tracy
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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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