• On Apr 7, 2021
    Jillian from FL 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 get into a resort without a room or dining reservation? I know during the earlier months of the reopening you could not, but has the policy been updated since? Thanks!

    Welcome to planDisney, Jillian!

    My husband and I like to daydream about moving to Orlando so we can just pop over to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort for a DOLE Whip from Pineapple Lanai, or to Disney’s Beach Club Resort for a No Way Jose sundae at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. Mickey would be a dream neighbor!

    I’m glad you checked in with us. While things seem to be changing constantly during the phased reopening of the Walt Disney World Resort, the rules around visiting Disney Resorts Collection hotels have not yet changed. Currently, to visit a resort hotel, you must be a registered Guest of that hotel or have a Table-Service Dining Reservation there. It’s my understanding that flexibility around that rule is at the discretion of the Security Cast Members, but particularly at monorail or Disney’s BoardWalk area resorts, this rule is pretty steadfast. The Resort Hotels Know Before You Go web page is a great source for the most up-to-date information.

    I also recommend reading the Disney Parks Blog for the latest updates and news from the Walt Disney World Resort. It’s always exciting to see what’s new or returning, and I like to follow them on social media for my daily dose of Disney. Your friendly planDisney panelists are also on social media; follow us on Instagram at @planDisneyPanel for just-in-time “Panelists in the Park” features, which are dispatches from around the Disney Parks. I love seeing what my fellow Panelists are doing, snacking on, and sharing!

    Thanks for stopping by today, Jillian! I hope you’re able to get your favorite resort hotel meal or treat sometime soon – and have an extra bite for me, please! 

    Wishing you a great big beautiful tomorrow,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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