California Grill with Magic Kingdom View at Night
  • On Apr 3, 2024
    Chloe 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 we are staying at the contemporary hotel when we stay. Do we need to book on the app which parks we want to visit in advance?

    Hi Chloe!
    Welcome to planDisney.

    It's always a pleasure to assist my fellow guests from the UK, and it's always worth double-checking the fine details because things can often change at Walt Disney World.

    I am assuming you have purchased our 14-day Magic Tickets?  If that's the case, you will be pleased to know that park reservations are no longer required when using date-based tickets, which applies to our Magic Tickets.  This is great news as it allows us to be more spontaneous with our daily plans. I'm happy to say that park hopping is included with our Magic Tickets so there is no extra charge for that, and we can now go from park to park as much as we want (subject to capacity).   

    Full details of when park reservations are required can be seen here, but at the time of writing, you do not need to make any park reservations.

    There is more good news as our 14-Day Magic Tickets can be used over 18 days, and don't have to be used on consecutive days.  This is so useful if you don't plan to visit theme parks every day, but intend to slot in a few quieter days, at the pool or shopping at Disney Springs.  

    Disney's Contemporary Resort is in such a great location, with fabulous views over Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake, and is a short walk from the Magic Kingdom Park!  You can also enjoy a monorail ride to Magic Kingdom, taking in the sights of the Transportation and Ticket Center, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Disney Grand Floridian Resort before arriving at the park.  On your way back to the hotel you have a much shorter trip - just one stop, arriving inside Disney's Contemporary Resort!  

    You have some very nice restaurants at this resort - California Grill is an experience to be enjoyed - with delicious food, and views of Cinderella Castle by day, and - if you time it right - fireworks by night.  I also recommend Steakhouse 71 located on the ground floor. I must admit that the 15 layers of the Steakhouse 71 Signature Chocolate Cake had me and my friend beaten, but it was still worth the challenge!

    Please come back and visit us again if you have any further questions - we will be happy to help you plan your magical holiday at Walt Disney World, and for all the latest official news, please keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog.

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