Walt Disney World Holiday decoration on Main Street
  • On Dec 26, 2022
    Jennifer from PA 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 are staying at the Grand Floridian and will be on-site early the morning of our stay? Can we park our car at the Grand Floridian before check-in time that afternoon? Can we enter the park that day early for extended hours since we check-in that day?

    Welcome to planDisney, Jennifer!

    Ooh, how exciting that you'll be staying at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in just a few days!  While this resort hotel is gorgeous all year round, it really shines during the holiday season.  The holiday decorations are splendorous and the amazing life-sized gingerbread house gives the lobby the most wonderful holiday-spiced scent!

    Jennifer, you are considered a Disney Resort Hotel Guest for the entirety of your stay, including all day on your check-in and check-out dates.  Yes, you will be permitted to park at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa when you arrive that morning.  Just let security at the parking booth know you'll be checking in, and they will verify your reservation.  Be prepared to show a photo ID.  If you have a MagicBand, that will make it easy for the security guard to look up your reservation.  Otherwise, you can just give your name.  As a Disney Resort Hotel Guest, you will also be eligible for Early Theme Park Entry on your check-in day.  The Early Entry procedure varies a bit from park to park.  You will scan your Key to the World card, MagicBand, or Disney MagicMobile pass either at the gate or at a checkpoint within the park where a Cast Member will verify that you have a hotel reservation.

    Jennifer, I am wishing you a wonderful vacation and a very Happy New Year!  Please let us know if you have any additional questions.  Enjoy your stay!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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