• On Mar 12, 2021
    Amber from KY 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 Pop. Will we be let into the Polynesian parking to pick up a mobile order for Capt Cooks? Also, we would like to sit down and eat at Geyser Point at Wilderness Lodge. Will we be let into the parking lot if we say we are coming to eat?

    Hello, Amber.  Are you getting so excited about your Walt Disney World vacation? April is a beautiful month to visit, the temperature is just right!

    I got excited when I read your question because you mentioned two dining locations that I really enjoy and I typically also drive all around the Walt Disney World Resort when I am there so I have a lot of experience parking at different places. Each resort actually has a different policy on this and even more so it's kind of up to the security guard working the entrance whether or not they will let you in with a mobile order. I did this just a few weeks ago at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort to eat dinner and had no problem. However, last week one of my friends went to do the very same thing and the security guard informed her that they are going to be putting a stop to Guests parking there for only a mobile order. As I said, this information fluctuates quite frequently. What I would suggest doing, when you want to eat at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, is actually park at the Transportation & Ticket center, which is the parking lot for Magic Kingdom Park. It's right next door to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and there is actually a walking path straight over there. Because you are staying at Disney's Pop Century Resort, you do receive free theme park parking during your vacation so it won't cost you anything to park at the Transportation & Ticket Center and there won't be any hassle either. The same is going to be true for Geyser Point. I would say because this is more of a sit-down lounge, you have a better chance at being allowed to park at the resort. If you don't want to risk it, I suggest doing the same thing. Park for free at the Transportation & Ticket Center, take the monorail or Ferry over to Magic Kingdom Park and then take a water taxi or bus over to Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Of course, you can always try to park at each location first and see what they say, just keep the Transportation & Ticket Center in mind for a backup. 

    Now on to the good stuff! I have some suggestions for you at Capt. Cook's and Geyser Point since I was just there a few weeks ago. At Capt. Cook's if you are eating there for lunch or dinner, I highly suggest ordering the chicken wings. Have you ever eaten at 'Ohana when it was open? Well, these are so similar I cannot tell the difference. Absolutely delicious and brings back such good memories of one of my favorite restaurants. Also, the pulled pork nachos are always a hit. If the Tambu Lounge is open upstairs while your there, I'd recommend grabbing your food order and eating it up there. This Lounge area is one of my favorite hang-out spots. If you are feeling like a cocktail, I suggest the Lapu Lapu which is served up to you in a hollowed-out pineapple. It's delicious and so fun. If you want a second round, be sure to save your pineapple and order a refill, it will save you a few dollars. Geyser Point is also a really cool spot to grab a bite to eat and relax. Be sure to bring a jacket or a sweatshirt because it does get a bit windy on the water. A few weeks ago, I was getting a bit hungry and decided to pop over there from Magic Kingdom Park with some of my friends. We enjoyed handcrafted charcuterie board, which I thought was just fabulous, and some delicious cocktails. When we were there, the table next to us had ordered the cheesy barbecue brisket with house-made chips and while I didn't have a bite, it smelled fantastic. 

    Amber, you have some really great places to eat picked out for your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation. My mouth is watering just thinking about them. If you have any other questions before your trip, I'd love to help. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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