Couples at Citricos AA & Asian; diverse and inclusion; lunch
  • On Oct 11, 2023
    Kristin from SK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! We are staying off site but close to the Disney resorts. We have down days and would like to explore the Disney Resorts, ride the skyline, have a treat or a meal here and there. What is the best way to do this? Can we drive and park at the resorts?

    It’s always a delight when you stop by planDisney, Kristin! 

    I’m glad you brought your question our way. 

    Scheduling rest days between theme park visits is one of the most brilliant ways to do a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. But just because you’re not visiting the parks doesn’t mean you can’t still experience the magic of Walt Disney World Resort! There’s so much to do besides visiting the theme parks, and I’m thrilled to hear you’d like to explore the unique offerings at Disney Resort hotels!

    To be able to drive and park at a Disney Resort hotel, you would need a resort or dining reservation. Additionally, parking for a dining reservation could have a time limit. With that being said, Hakuna Matata, Kristin! It means no worries because you are still welcome to enjoy the magic of Disney Resort hotels. Although you won’t be able to park a vehicle at the resort or have a ride-share service drop you off, allow me to make a recommendation! If you’d like to resort hop without a dining reservation, a great way to do this would be to head to a resort from the theme parks. If your hotel offers a shuttle service to a theme park or Disney Springs, you can then use the complimentary Disney Transportation to get to one of the resorts. 

    Since you mentioned being whisked away by the Disney Skyliner, I’d love to point out that Disney’s Riviera Resort is fabulous with delectable dining options! One of my favorite things to do there is stop by Le Petit Café for a magical cup of coffee and one of their exquisite, oven-fresh treats. It’s absolutely charming and worth checking out!

    Wishing you an enchanting visit, Kristin!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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