• On Sep 24, 2020
    Amy 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.

    Hoping to drive our own car to a breakfast reservation at Kona Cafe, then walk to the Grand Floridian to take the monorail to Magic Kingdom for the day. Can I leave the car parked at the Poly all day?

    Aloha, Amy! Welcome to planDisney! 
    Thanks for stopping by with your question, and congratulations on planning and doing your resEARch in advance! I love planning Disney trips so much that I joined planDisney to help Guests like you, so let's get to it!
    Breakfast at Kona Cafe is a marvelous idea. I had breakfast there on the first morning of my honeymoon, in 2017, and I can still remember how amazing it felt. My husband and I loved Disney's Polynesian Village Resort so much that we decided to become Disney Vacation Club members so that we could keep coming back year after year. Now we call it our Home Resort, and we have a bunch of trips planned to enjoy its relaxing atmosphere! 
    I know that you must already have plans for this delicious breakfast, but I have to share my all-time morning favorites at Kona Cafe: the Tonga Toast and the Macadamia Nut Pancakes. They both pair wonderfully with the Freshly Brewed Joffrey's Coffee Hawaiian Kona Maragogype Press Pot (that serves two in a beautiful French press)!
    Guests with dining reservations at Disney Resort hotels are welcome to enjoy complimentary self parking at the hotels for three hours. This time frame will probably give you plenty of time to enjoy your breakfast, check the BouTiki, and take a stroll through the beautiful grounds at this Disney Resort hotel. 

    After that, you will have to take your car and park it at the dedicated parking lot for Magic Kingdom Park. It's going to be a rapid move, and you won't have any trouble finding your way into the parking lot (especially after some freshly brewed Joffrey's Coffee)! 

    While you can't park at a Disney Resort hotel and then head to the Theme Parks if you're not staying at that hotel, you can do the opposite. So if you feel like taking a mid-day break, you can take the Monorail to enjoy lunch or an early dinner at the Grand Floridian Cafe, for example. How does that sound? 

    I hope this plan helps you make the most of your day at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Magic Kingdom Park, Amy! 

    If you have more questions before driving to the Walt Disney World Resort, please don't hesitate to come back to planDisney. We're here to help! 

    May the magic be with you, 

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist, and amateur cook. I grew up in Brazil, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now I love to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events, and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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