Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jan 16, 2010
    Rebecca from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am staying off property in March and have reservations at Chef Mickey's for a day I do not plan on going to the parks. Will I have to pay for MK parking (since I have to go through MK booth to get to Contemporary)?

    Hi, Rebecca!  You do not need to go to the Magic Kingdom to go to Chef Mickey's.  If you are staying off property and driving, you can drive directly to the Contemporary Resort, where you will be given a parking pass that allows you to park there while you are having your meal at Chef Mickey's.  If you are relying on a shuttle from your hotel that will bring you to the Magic Kingdom, again, you don't need to enter the Magic Kingdom.  You can actually walk from the Magic Kingdom to the Contemporary Resort without going through the turnstiles at the Magic Kingdom, or you can take the monorail, which also doesn't require you to enter the Magic Kingdom.

    Again, if you are driving yourself, you do not have to pay to park at the Magic Kingdom.  Park directly at the Contemporary.  The parking pass they provide is plenty of time to eat, and maybe do a little shopping as well!

    Have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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