• On Nov 9, 2019
    Kenneth from AL 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 going to be in WDW in early December and want to tour the resorts. We especially want to see the gingerread displays in Yacht and Beach clubs. We need to know if we can park for a couple hours there for free. We are not staying on property.

    Hi Kenneth,

    I LOVE your plan! With all of the Disney Resort hotels all decked out in their very finest for the holidays, there is tons of magic and fun to be found simply in touring them and taking in all of the incredible, festive details.

    The gingerbread carousel at Disney's Beach Club Resort is one of our favorite Christmas traditions. Not only does it smell absolutely scrumptious, but searching for all of the Hidden Mickeys is a lot of fun. Over at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, you'll love seeing the holiday miniature train and village. It's like right out of the set of a movie! I'm happy to let you know that you'll be able to enjoy a few hours of complimentary parking at each Disney Resort hotel that you visit. Simply tell the Cast Member at the gate that you're there to check out the holiday displays and decorations, and you'll be directed to the short-term parking lot.

    While you're there, I'd also recommend visiting the life-size gingerbread house at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and seeing the gigantic Christmas tree in the lobby at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. I love how each Disney Resort hotel captures the spirit of the season so well, yet each with their own personal touch. Don't forget that there are lots of wonderful holiday experiences happening all around the Walt Disney World Resort, including two of my very favorite special events of the entire year, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Processional. Of course, the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail is always lots of fun, and did someone say holiday cookies? Mmm...

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kenneth, and please come see us again if we can help with anything else as you're planning your visit. I hope that you have a truly wonderful vacation, and you head back home with a heart FULL of Disney magic and Christmas joy!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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