Family with Mickey balloons at Grand Floridian; Asian; mother; father siblings
  • On Apr 7, 2024
    Emma from Surrey Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Quick question please! If we have a lunch reservation at Grand Floridian (we are staying off property), I know we can park for lunch but will we be able to leave our car there and go straight to Magic Kingdom for the rest of the day?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Emma! We are so glad you've come back with another question! Like Jiminy Cricket, I am happy to "be your guide" today!

    I hope you enjoy dining at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa! There are many delicious dining opportunities here, and one of my favorites is Grand Floridian Café. If you haven't experienced dining here, add it to your list on a future visit! Typically, when you have an advanced dining reservation at a Disney Resort Hotel and are not a guest staying there, you have a three-hour parking limit. That gives you time to dine and explore the resort grounds and gift shops! Leaving your vehicle at Grand Floridian isn't the best idea. You may be at risk of having being towed. 

    Since you plan on visiting Disney's Magic Kingdom Park after lunch, I think leaving your car in the parking lot there is the best option. You can take the Monorail from the Transportation and Ticket Center and then hop on the Monorail to Grand Floridian afterward to Magic Kingdom. Another fun way to get there is the walkway! There is a 12-15 minute (depending on your pace!) walking path with scenic views of Seven Seas Lagoon. My sister Tiffany and I enjoyed walking to Magic Kingdom after dining at Grand Floridian Café on a previous visit!

    Emma, thank you again for visiting planDisney. I hope your holiday to Walt Disney World Resort is "practically perfect in every way!". Reach out again if you need additional pixie dust planning for your vacation. You've got a friend in me!

    See Ya Real Soon,


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Hey ya'll! My name is Frances, I am a mom and military spouse from Texas who currently calls the Tarheel state home. My family and I enjoy visiting the Walt Disney World Resort as often as we can because we love the joy and magic every trip brings us. We consider Walt Disney World to be our "home away from home!" If you are dreaming of adventure in the great wide somewhere, then you have got a friend in me! I enjoy sharing my passion for Disney with everyone I meet! Learn More About Frances

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