dining with Minnie at Cape May
  • On Feb 15, 2022
    Sara from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I make a reservation at a resort restaurant even if I’m not staying there? Will I be able to park at the resort while I am at the restaurant? We unfortunately have to stay off property this time so I will be driving to the resort.

    Welcome to planDisney Sara!

    You can certainly dine at a Disney Resort hotel even if not staying there. Parking is permitted at that resort as long as you have a confirmed Dining Reservation. When you approach the Security Booth at the resort you are dining at, a friendly Security Guard will ask you for your name and will look up to confirm that you have a reservation. You will need to present a photo ID, then you will be directed to the parking area. 

    While you are visiting as a guest of a Disney Resort for a meal, take time to tour the lobby, walk the beautiful grounds, and check out the gift shops. It is a fun way to see if this might be a location to stay at on your next magical Walt Disney World vacation. Please note that while it will be tempting, pools are for the registered guests of that resort only, so no taking a dip during your visit! 

    Now your only problem will be choosing where to dine - there are so many fantastic options! Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney's Wilderness Lodge is always a hit with my family, as is Cape May Cafe at Disney's Beach Club. Wherever you choose, make sure to secure a Dining Reservation!

    Have a great time exploring the dining options at Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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