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  • On Feb 15, 2024
    Lucy from Berkshire 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, Due to go to Disney world in September. If I book an evening dinner reservation at Ohana at the Polynesian are we able to park at the Polynesian in the morning, go into magic kingdom and then to our dinner reservation later in the evening?

    Hi Lucy! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question! 'Ohana is one of my absolute favorite places to dine at the Walt Disney World Resort, so I'm excited to chat with you about your itinerary for visiting Magic Kingdom Park before your dining reservation at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort!

    Parking at Disney Resort Hotels is reserved for guests who are staying at the resort, but short-term parking is also an option for guests who are visiting for select dining, shopping, or recreational experiences, pending availability. To utilize this, guests will be asked to show confirmation of a dining or other recreation reservation at the gate when entering the resort area. Lucy, because your dining reservation will be for dinner, you will not be able to park your car at the resort for the duration of the day. You do, however, have some convenient options I can recommend!

    My advice would be to park your car at the Transportation and Ticket Center, which is the parking lot for Magic Kingdom Park, in the morning. From here, you can take a ferryboat or the Express Disney Monorail to the theme park for the day. When it is time to head to your dinner, you can opt to take the Resort Monorail from Magic Kingdom to the Polynesian, or you can return to your car and relocate it to the Polynesian Village Resort at that time. If you choose to leave your car at the Transportation and Ticket Center, after your meal, you can easily return to this area using the Resort Monorail once again! 

    Lucy, since you will be having dinner at 'Ohana, one of the best experiences my family has shared was watching the Happily Ever After fireworks show from our dinner table. During the show, the music will be piped into the restaurant, and the views from the windows in the restaurant are stunning! If you can time your reservation during the show, it adds a little extra magic to your meal! Another option is to enjoy the fireworks before or after your dinner from the beaches of the Polynesian Resort! 

    I hope this will help you to plan a magical day; come back to our planDisney ohana any time if we can help again! In this magical family, no vacation planning question gets left behind!

    Magic Awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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