• On Dec 31, 2019
    Lina from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Where do I park in order to go to chef Mickey's and do I have to pay for parking?

    Hi Lina,

    A meal with Disney characters is a great treat during your Walt Disney World vacation, and at Chef Mickey's, you get to meet the Main Mouse along with his close friends Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Donald. It's one of the most popular character dining experiences, so an advance dining reservation is key.

    Chef Mickey's is in the Contemporary resort. Another bonus: You will see the monorail pass through the building above you as you dine. If you already are in Magic Kingdom or staying at one of the monorail resorts, the monorail is your easiest mode of transportation. Or you can take a bus from Disney Springs directly to the Contemporary.

    If you are driving to your Chef Mickey's reservation, be sure to follow the signs for the Magic Kingdom resorts so that you do not go through the parking pay stations for Magic Kingdom.  Once you get to the Contemporary, you will show your identification at the entrance gate and let security know that you have a dining reservation. You will be directed to complimentary self-parking. Or you can choose the paid valet parking option.

    Parking can be limited at the Contemporary, the Polynesian and the Grand Floridian resorts and is frequently strictly restricted to guests staying in those resorts and those who have dining reservations there. I like to have my dining reservation confirmation called up on my phone as I approach the resort, just in case security needs to see it.

    I hope that helps, Lina. Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. Please let us know if we can do anything else to assist you plan your vacation. Enjoy!

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