Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jan 3, 2016
    Lanning from IL 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 visiting Disney World in December 2016. Can we participate in the activities offered at the resorts without staying there overnight?


    How exciting to be visiting Walt Disney World Resort during the holidays! You will experience holiday decor like never before!

    Certain activities are only available for overnight guests, such as the pools, campfires, childcare services, and outdoor Disney movies. However, some activities that charge an additional fee, such as boat and bike rentals, golfing, and carriage rides are available for anyone. 

    But because you are visiting during the holiday season, there is plenty for you to see without being a guest of the hotel. 

    During this time there are plenty of things to see, smell, and taste happening in all of the Disney Resort Hotels. From spectacular Christmas trees to stunning life-size gingerbread houses! During the holiday season, guests and non-guests of the hotels have the opportunity to see all of the decor and hear festive music at no additional charge or admittance requirements. There are some activities that have an additional charge, such as the sleigh ride at The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. However, parking at a Disney Resort without being a guest there has a time limit and a possible fee. So if you plan accordingly, you can visit more than one Disney Resort Hotel to maximize your parking time.

    If you have additional questions while visiting one of the resorts, a Cast-member will be happy to direct you as to which activities are available for overnight guests only.

    Please visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have any more questions!

    Happy Planning!
thumbnail image for Korliss

Meet the Panelist: Korliss, Alabama

My love for all things Disney developed at the age of three from my parents. Today, my Prince, Princess, husband, and extended family share my passion for Walt Disney World too. I am excited to share my passion with you, as I help you plan your next Disney vacation.  Learn More About Korliss

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.