• On Oct 30, 2022
    Jennifer 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.

    We are not staying on property, would like to go to art of anim resort. We want to eat dinner there and take the skyliner over to epcot and walk to beach club resort for ice cream. My concern is how do we do this? We have a car, I heard I can’t park there.

    Hey there, Jennifer! Welcome to planDisney. It's always nice to see a fellow North Carolinian stop by to chit-chat about an upcoming Walt Disney World vacation! 

    It sounds like you have a fun evening planned one day during your most magical trip! I love checking out some of the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels during my vacations as well. It can be tricky to park your vehicle at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel that you aren't staying at or that you don't have a reservation for a table service restaurant. It really depends on the time of year and the security guard working at that time. Sometimes, I've been let in with no problem to dine at a quick-service dining location and other times I've been turned away and asked to park elsewhere. If you'd rather not risk it, I have another idea for you. Instead of heading straight to the resort, plan on visiting Disney Springs first. It's a fun place to shop around and would be the perfect start to your evening of fun - plus all of the parking at the different Disney Springs garages are free. Then, you can hop on one of the buses marked for Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Once there, you can enjoy your meal and then take the Disney Skyliner over to Disney's Beach Club Resort. When you are done with your ice cream run you can hop back on a bus over to Disney Springs where you started. It's as easy as bibbidi bobbidi boo! 

    I hope this helps you get to where you'd like to go during your trip, Jennifer. If you have any other questions, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help. 

    Have fun! 
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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