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  • On Mar 7, 2022
    Ryan from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    This summer I am hoping to enjoy a Dole Whip at Pineapple Lanai at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Is it possible to visit the resort without booking a stay? Is there a parking fee to visit the resort for a short time?

    Hiya, Ryan!

    I'm so glad you found your way to planDisney.  As a fellow DOLE Whip lover, I know that no trip to Walt Disney World is complete without at least one cup of that swirled pineapple magic.  And as much as I love marching through Adventureland to visit Aloha Isle, like you, I personally think the best spot to truly enjoy this treat is surrounded by the smaller crowds and a relaxing island vibe of Pineapple Lanai.  

    While you're welcome to visit Disney's Polynesian Village Resort without being a Guest at the Resort, you'll need either a hotel or dining reservation to park there at this time.  Don't worry, though –– you can park at the Transportation and Ticket Center and jump on the monorail for a quick ride over to the Resort to grab your DOLE Whip.  And if you're visiting another Walt Disney World theme park that day, your parking pass is good for all four parks, so you can park at the Transportation and Ticket Center without an additional fee. If you're not planning a park day, I also recommend checking the cost of a rideshare service, like Uber.  Since theme park parking starts at $25 per day, this might be a more cost-effective option, depending on where you're traveling from –– just note that if you don't have a dining or hotel reservation, your rideshare will still need to drop you off at the Transportation and Ticket Center to access the Resort.

    Thanks for visiting planDisney, Ryan.  No matter how get there, I hope you enjoy every bite of that DOLE Whipped-deliciousness this summer!

    Have a Magical Day,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Ohio

Hiya, Pals! I’m Amy – a DOLE-whip-loving, power-lifting, communications strategist from Cleveland, Ohio and together with Mr. Incredible, we’re raising our own team of Supers. Most days, you can find me stretching to juggle virtual meetings in the school pick-up line, drink all the coffee, and defeat laundry –– all while dreaming up what adventures we can find on our next Disney Vacation Club vacation! See ya real soon!
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