• On Jan 18, 2020
    Casey from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are staying at Bay Lake tower and have dinner reservations at Alle & Compass. Can we get there by boat or monorail? We have a parkview condo, are we going to be able to see the fireworks from our room at our resort?

    Welcome Home, Casey!

    You are about to stay at one of my favorite Disney Vacation Club properties! I love the styling, but mainly I love the convenience. The Monorail runs straight through the hotel, and Magic Kingdom Park is a leisurely five-minute walk away. We choose the Resort so often that my daughter requested that the next time we visit that we stay anywhere BUT there! (I don’t know though, I think mom and dad might trump her request!)

    You are going to love watching the fireworks from your Villa! Since you have a Theme Park view, you will have a fantastic front-row seat to Happily Ever After. We spent the Fourth of July in a Theme Park View room, and during the holiday spectacular, we felt like we were eye-level with the fireworks. It was so sensational that we decided to make it a family tradition!

    When you can tEAR yourself away from your amazing Villa, I think the Ale & Compass is a great alternative! The Restaurant is known for it’s tantalizing New England-style fare, and I can attest the Lobster and Corn Chowder is delicious! Unfortunately, you can’t get there by sea, but If you want to take the Monorail, it is doable! Jump on the Monorail at the Resort, switch lines at the Transportation & Ticket Center, and get off at Epcot. You can take a leisurely walk through the 2020 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival (you will need a valid Park ticket), and then exit at Epcot’s International Gateway. From there, it is about a 10-minute walk to the restaurant.

    If you want a more straightforward route to your meal, I would suggest taking a Minnie Van! The polka-dotted beauty will pick you up at the front of Bay Lake Towers at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and drop you off at the front of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Simple, and as easy as a click of the button through the Lyft app.

    Casey, if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to come back. I wish you a magical stay!

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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