dining with Minnie Mouse at Cape May; character dining experience; Asian; mother, daughter, son
  • On Feb 20, 2024
    Megan from BC 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 planning a trip to DisneyWorld in the fall, we will likely be staying off site. About Parking... If we eat breakfast at one of the resorts in the morning and then take Disney transportation to the parks, would parking be free all day at the resort?

    Hi Megan -

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney!  I love visiting Walt Disney World Resort in the fall.  The weather is beautiful and one of my favorite festivals, the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, is usually taking place.  Your visit may even catch the very beginnings of the holiday decorations and festivities throughout the parks and resort hotels.  As you get closer to your trip, keep an eye out for dates and more information about these annual events.  There is so much seasonal fun to enjoy!

    Megan, parking at Disney Resorts Collection hotels is complimentary for guests who have a dining reservation, but this cannot be used as an all-day parking location while you visit the theme parks.  After your dining reservation, you would need to move your vehicle and park at the theme park you are planning to visit that day.  When you arrive at the park, you'll find options for both standard and preferred parking.  It's also worth noting that you only have to pay for parking once per day even if you choose to park hop to others later that same day!  Just make sure to save your parking receipt to show when you arrive at the next theme park.  

    One of my favorite ways to start my day is with a character breakfast and you'll find several great choices outside the parks.  I have really enjoyed Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort and Minnie's Beach Bash at Cape May Cafe located inside Disney's Beach Club Resort as it gives us a chance to see some of our favorite friends to start the day!  In case you missed the announcement, 1900 Park Fare is reopening in April and will feature a new character line-up at this dining location inside Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.  I love that Mirabel will be meeting guests here!  If you're looking for breakfast options that are not character dining, I recommend visiting Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort for their signature Tonga Toast.

    Megan, I hope you have a wonderful time planning your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort.  Please know that you are always welcome to be our guest here at planDisney and we hope to see you again with any other vacation planning questions you have!

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Kristi, Maryland

Hi! I'm Kristi and I've been making magical memories at the Walt Disney World Resort since my first visit in 1989. While I cherished my childhood visits, my favorite memories have come sharing all of the excitement and wonder of a Disney Parks vacation with my husband and three boys. Whether you're planning a runDisney racecation, a trip with little ones, a land and sea adventure, or anything in between, I'm ready to help you make some bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful plans for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Kristi

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