• On Oct 7, 2021
    Zack from NC 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, I am going to be coming to Walt Disney World next week and we won’t be visiting the parks until the day after we arrive. I was just wondering if we could visit other resorts and check out the scenery and magic of it all! Thank you!

    Hi, Zack! Welcome to planDisney! 

    I love your question, Zack. I can just hear in your tone that you're excited to start your Walt Disney World Resort vacation in just a few days by taking in the magic before you even step into the theme parks. You've definitely got some friends here at planDisney who can relate!

    Once you've passed under the sign that lets you know you've entered The Most Magical Place on Earth, the World is yours to explore! If you're staying in a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you'll want to take a look at your own surroundings first. After all, you'll need to know the lay of the land for all those late-night-after-the-parks snack attacks! Then you can hop aboard Disney transportation to visit points beyond. Resort hotels that are served by the monorail, Resort boat launches, or the Disney Skyliner are the easiest to access. If your journey will be aboard Disney buses, keep in mind that they don't travel between Resort hotels. Your best option in that case might be to head to Disney Springs, then catch another bus from there.

    Also, if you'll have a car with you, I recommend keeping it parked when you venture out. Parking at the Resort hotels is strictly limited to Guests staying there or with dining reservations, so I wouldn't take a chance at being turned away if you just wanted to look around.

    I'm so excited for you to begin your Walt Disney World Resort vacation with a touch of pixie-dusted adventure, Zack! Thank you so much for stopping by, and please come see us again if you have any more questions!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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