Family on dock at Grand Floridian; AA; mickey balloons; Father; Mother four kids
  • On Dec 11, 2023
    William from Cheshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be staying at the grand Floridian next year, some of our friends would like to come and visit us,have something to eat and watch the fireworks from the dock. Will they be allowed to drive into and park at the grand Floridian?

    Hi, William!  It's wonderful to see you back here at planDisney with another great question!

    I'm so excited to hear that you're planning to call Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa your home away from home next year!  This beautiful Disney Resorts Collection Hotel is one of my favorite places to stay when I visit the Walt Disney World Resort.  The stunning lobby, delicious dining options, and close proximity to Magic Kingdom Park make this resort hotel popular among Walt Disney World Resort Guests.  Also, the rooms at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa recently underwent a refurbishment, and they are gorgeous!

    Parking at resort hotels is reserved for Guests staying at that particular resort and Guests who have dining reservations at a resort restaurant.  So if your friends will be meeting you for a meal at one of the resort hotel's table service restaurants, they will be able to park at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa while enjoying their meal. 

    If your friends do not have dining reservations at the resort, they would still be welcome to join you to watch the fireworks or to have a bite to eat at a lounge or quick service location.  However, in this case, they would need to find parking elsewhere.  Parking is available in the Magic Kingdom Park lots.  Your friends could park there and catch the monorail at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC).  From the TTC, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is only a quick, two-stop monorail ride away.

    William, I hope that your stay at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is nothing short of magical!  If you have any other questions, please feel free to visit planDisney again at any time.  See ya real soon!

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