• On Sep 27, 2016
    Adrienne from MI 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.

    We are staying off site, but would like to see the other resorts to decide where to stay next time. Can we park & dine at resorts? Can we use the monorail to visit resorts? Can we use monorail if not visiting a park on that day?

    Hey, Adrienne!

    Welcome back to the Disney Park Moms Panel. This is such an important question because many Guests have off-site accommodations and need help maneuvering around the place "where dreams come true." Walt Disney World Resort hotel hopping is one of our favorite activities!

    Yes, yes, yes! You may dine at any Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Some require reservations and you may park for a limited time (3 hours) at any Disney Resort hotel where you plan to eat. Some hotels require proof of your reservation while others do not. Any Resort hotel that is not your Disney vacation "home" may not serve as a daily parking spot for you. For example, you have a 7:30 a.m. reservation at Chef Mickey's inside Disney Contemporary Resort. You may park for your meal but you would need to move your car when you are done.

    Once you have appropriate parking, you may use all the complimentary Walt Disney World Resort transportation options including trams, buses, ferry boats, water taxis and the "highway in the sky," the Walt Disney World Monorail. There is no requirement to use Disney Transportation when traveling between Disney destinations. It's free! We love getting on the monorail to take a leisurely ride over to Epcot or even around the Seven Seas Lagoon.

    Disney Dad Tip: If you are at Disney Springs and want to Resort hotel hop then catch any bus to any Disney hotel. Standard self-parking is free at Disney Springs. Please note there is no transportation from Disney Springs to the theme parks.

    Adrienne, enjoy making many Magical Memories at Walt Disney World Resort!

    ~Jason °O°
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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