Christmas at resorts
  • On Jan 2, 2023
    Tricia from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are non Disney Resort guests allowed to visit the Disney Resort Hotels? Years ago we were there at Christmas time and we went to a few of the resorts to see them decorated, also went to Fort Wilderness and saw all the campers decorated.

    Hi Tricia! Welcome to planDisney! 

    I love that you would like to journey beyond the theme parks, water parks, Disney Springs, and the other amazing offerings at the Walt Disney World Resort. "Adventure is out there!"

    I totally relate to wanting to soak in as much of the magic as possible. Just this week, my little 'Ohana enjoyed a theme park day at Magic Kingdom Park and ventured to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort via the Resort Monorail. We were not official Guests at this tropical-themed Resort hotel, but we were 100% able to enjoy our DOLE Whips in peace. So, your sweet memories of visiting the Resort hotels during the holidays as a non-Resort hotel Guest are definitely still available to you!  

    Keep in mind that parking is reserved for registered hotel Guests and for Guests who have a reservation (dining, activity, etc.) at the respective Resort hotel. If you'd prefer to drive right up to the destination, have a reservation ready to go! 

    However, I recommend using the various modes of Walt Disney World Resort transportation to avoid driving to and from each stop. This transportation includes the Disney Monorail, Disney Skyliner, buses, boats, and Minnie Van Service. For example, if your family wants to visit Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for its breathtaking, larger-than-life Gingerbread House display, consider parking at the Ticket and Transportation Center (TTC) at Magic Kingdom Park, then hopping on the Resort Monorail. 

    Tricia, because you have completed similar quests in the past, I'm sure that you know your way around. But if you do get lost during your adventure, find a Cast Member who can point you in the right direction.

    If you have any further questions, please come back to visit us here at planDisney!

    Magic always,
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