Christmas at resorts
  • On Nov 30, 2021
    Daisy from MD Asked

    Can I park at the Grand Floridian if I want to see the gingerbread house? How much will parking cost?

    Happy holidays, Daisy! Welcome to planDisney! 

    I'm so excited for you to start your holiday adventure at the Walt Disney World Resort this weekend, Daisy! As magical as the theme parks and Resort hotels are all year long, there's just something about a Disney Christmas. Everything seems to shine just a little bit brighter, the treats are sweeter, and you can feel the holiday spirit in the air. There's no place I'd rather be!

    And of course, one of my very favorite things to do is check out the gingerbread creations you'll find at some of the Resort hotels. The larger-than-life gingerbread house at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is so amazing! There are almost no words to describe it - I'm so glad you're planning to see it for yourself! 

    Okay, now that we've done some fan-girling, time to talk logistics. To see the gingerbread house at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, you'll need to arrive via Disney transportation or on foot, because parking at the Resort hotel is limited to Guests who are staying there or have a dining reservation at one of the delectable restaurants. But no worries, Daisy! Getting to "The Grand" is easy! If you're staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, just hop on a bus (or boat, depending on where you're staying) to the Magic Kingdom Park. From there, you can either take the monorail to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, or make your way to the walking path that leads straight to the Resort hotel! From the bus stops, just walk past the entrance and keep on going until you get to the crown jewel of Seven Seas Lagoon.

    If you need to bring your car, you do have an option for that as well. Go ahead and park in the main Magic Kingdom parking lot and walk to the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC). You can board the Resort monorail line there and glide on over to The Grand. You'll pay for regular theme park parking when entering the lot ($25 per day as of this writing), but if you've already visited another park that day, you're covered since you only have to pay once to park all day long.

    Daisy, while you're taking in the majesty of the gingerbread house, be sure to pop around to the back and pick up a sweet treat from  the shop! Personally, my holiday visit isn't complete without a gingerbread shingle from the house!

    Thank you so much for stopping by to see us here at planDisney, Daisy. I hope this helps you have a magical holiday visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    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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