Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Aug 25, 2014
    Sarah from FL 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.

    Can you visit the WDW resorts at Christmastime,to see decorations,without staying at the hotel or having a meal there? In the past, we have always had to "check-in" at the guard house and tell them we were dinning at the resort to gain entrance.

    Hey Sarah!

    Touring the resorts during the holiday season is a great way to spend an afternoon at Walt Disney World. You are correct that resort parking is only available to resort and dining Guests. However, here are a couple of ways to see the amazing decorations while getting the most bang for your parking bucks:
    • From Ticket & Transportation: Take the resort monorail to view the decorations at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. Make sure to spend some time enjoying the treats available for purchase from the life-sized gingerbread house located at the Grand Floridian.
    • If you happen to be visiting Epcot: Exit through the International Gateway (between the United Kingdom and France pavilions). This walking tour will take you to Disney's Boardwalk Inn and Boardwalk area, Disney's Yacht Club and Disney's Beach Club. The showcase of this tour is the life-sized edible carousel in the lobby of the Beach Club.

    I hope this helps with your holiday planning. If you have any more questions regarding celebrating the holidays or any other aspects of your Walt Disney World stay please come back and see me.

    Wishing you a magical vacation and a pixie-dusted day!

    Sue N., IN

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Meet the Panelist: Sue, Indiana

Just call me "Super Team Mom." I am a banker by day and a Disney fanatic and Team Mom extraordinaire by night. I can leap volleyball players in a single bound all while planning dinner for 25 people, coordinating fundraisers and booking travel arrangements. I was born and raised in Maine and am currently living in Indiana. I can't wait to help you plan for magical sports vacations at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Learn More About Sue

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