• On Jan 23, 2018
    Robin from MI 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 I walk around to see the grounds of different resorts if I am staying at a different hotel nearby.

    Hi Robin! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    When staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, not only can you visit another resort, you're actually encouraged to do so! Many neighboring resorts have direct access between the properties through walking trails or connecting sidewalks. It's even pretty common to hop between the resorts located on the resort monorail loop. (Pro tip: if driving between resorts you'll have to scan your MagicBand at the guard house to ensure you're a guest elsewhere.)

    From enjoying restaurants to partaking in recreational activities, guests are welcome to scope out where they would like to plan a future stay. Value hotels have larger than life statues of your favorite Disney icons. Disney's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter has freshly fried beignets. And you'll for sure want to check out the fun at Trader Sam's Grotto Grog at Disney's Polynesian Resort. Dining plan entitlements will of course be honored where ever you go, and don't forget your refillable drink mug as they too will work at all Disney Resort Hotels. The only thing you're asked not to do is swim in another resort's pool.

    Speaking of recreation activities at the various resort hotels, you can find everything from Carriage Rides, to bike or boat rentals, to movies under the stars. Most offer (free!) bring-your-own-s'mores-stuff bonfires, and bonus, Chip and Dale even turn the Fort Wilderness campfire into a sing-a-long!

    I do hope that you enjoy exploring, Robin, and we'll see you real soon!

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Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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