• On Dec 5, 2020
    Katrina from FL 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 will be visiting in a few weeks. We are staying a hotel within walking distance of Disney Springs. Will we be allowed to enter if we walk? Or do we have to rideshare there? Or park in one of garages?

    It’s a small world after all, Katrina, and I’m so glad you found your way to planDisney!

    Your getaway to the Most Magical Place on Earth is almost here, and I couldn’t be more excited for you! It sounds like you’re staying at a great location within walking distance to Disney Springs. I always love visiting Disney Springs, especially during the holidays! I can’t wait for you to see all the beautifully-decorated trees on the Christmas Tree Stroll throughout Disney Springs! 

    Due to the phased reopening of Disney Springs, rules do change from time-to-time, so I’m glad you’re thinking ahead! I checked with a Cast Member, and was told that you will be able to walk to Disney Springs during your stay. In fact, Guests staying at select Resort-area hotels can use the pedestrian footbridges that connect Hotel Plaza Boulevard with the Marketplace at Disney Springs for easy access. Just keep in mind that all entry points are dependent on capacity restrictions, and if Disney Springs is at capacity upon your arrival, you may be asked to wait until there’s availability to enter. If that happens, and you have a dining reservation that may be impacted, you may call (407) WDW-DINE and speak with a Cast Member to see how they can assist you. The Cast Member I chatted with recommends heading to Disney Springs earlier in the day, or arriving at least 60 minutes before any scheduled event, show, or reservation to ensure you don’t have any issues with capacity. 

    To help get you in the holiday spirit, I recommend stopping by World of Disney and checking out the festive and fun holiday merchandise! From spirit jerseys to mini backpacks to face masks, there’s something for everyone on your list!

    Wishing you a magical vacation and a joyful holiday season, Katrina! 
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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