Old Key West Pool
  • On Feb 7, 2022
    Julie from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'll be arriving early evening and wonder if I can drive from my resort (OKW) to the Poly to grab a Dole Whip and watch the MK fireworks from the beach. Are there still restrictions on parking without a dining reservation?

    Hey there, Julie! Welcome to planDisney! I'm so happy that you've stopped by with your vacation planning question.

    In just a couple of months, you'll be arriving at the tranquil, palm tree-lined Disney's Old Key West Resort, ready to begin your magical springtime adventure! With the relaxed island vibe and being just steps from the fantastic Sandcastle Pool and the fan-favorite Olivia's Cafe, this is the PERFECT spring break setting. I am so excited for you! Every time I go to Walt Disney World Resort, a visit to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort for a DOLE Whip at Pineapple Lanai and my absolute favorite view of Cinderella Castle is a MUST. The fact that this is your first order of Disney business when you arrive just proves that you are someone after my own heart, and I am honored to answer your question!

    Unfortunately, at this time, day Guests without Resort or dining reservations are unable to park at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. However, I do have a solution for you, my fellow DOLE Whip-loving friend! I'd suggest parking at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) and taking the very short walk over to the Polynesian. As a Guest staying at a Disney Vacation Club Resort, parking is complimentary! Free parking, DOLE Whip AND watching Disney Enchantment from the Polynesian's beach?! Now, THAT sounds like a magical start to the most memorable vacation!

    Julie, since we seem to have similar Disney interests, while you're enjoying the island life at Old Key West, I suggest renting bikes from Hank's Rent 'N Return and cruising the grounds of the beautiful Resort. This is one of my favorite Disney activities, and I hope that you love it, too!

    Julie, I am wishing you the most pixie-dusted and DOLE Whip-filled upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Stop by any time with any of your vacation planning questions,

    I hope to see ya real soon,
    Mandy
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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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