• On Mar 7, 2018
    Stefanie from FL 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.

    Hi, we are planning our first Disney trip! We are staying off Disney. Is parking included with the Chef Mickey reservation? If not, what does it cost? We are not planning to go into any of the theme parks on the day we do Chef Mickey's.

    Hi Stefanie,

    Having a meal at Chef Mickey's during your first trip to Walt Disney World Resort sounds like a magnificent plan! It's a great way to spend some quality time with "the big cheese" and a few of his favorite friends.

    Guests with dining reservations at Chef Mickey's will be permitted to park fee-free for a few hours at Disney's Contemporary Resort during their meal. When you pull up to the booth in the resort parking lot, the attendant will take the name on your reservation and then wave you into the parking lot. After you park your car, you will proceed into Disney's Contemporary Resort. Then, either take an elevator or a series of escalators to reach the Grand Canyon Concourse (fourth floor). That's where you'll find Chef Mickey's. If you arrive a few minutes early, you might want to look for the five-legged goat Mary Blair hid in the mammoth mural that adorns the walls of the Grand Canyon Concourse. If you need some assistance, I'm sure one of the Cast Members working there can point you in the right direction.

    Please say 'hiya pal' to Mickey for me!

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Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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