• On Feb 16, 2019
    Barbara daniela from ON 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.

    Hello, I was wondering if lunch at the Contempo Cafe qualifies for complimentary self-parking at the Contemporary Resort. We will be staying off property on our upcoming visit to Walt Disney World, but would love to try this dining experience. Thanks!

    Hi Barbara Daniela,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel – it’s nice to hear from you again! My family stayed at Disney’s Contemporary Resort on our most recent Walt Disney World vacation, and one of our favorite things to do was sit in Contempo Café and watch the monorail zoom into the hotel.

    Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – also known as the monorail loop resorts – have extremely limited Guest parking capacity. Generally speaking, Guests are welcome to visit Walt Disney World resort hotels for dining, shopping, or exploring, and may park during their visit for up to three hours, at the discretion of the Cast Member at the parking booth. Those with Table Service dining reservations are given priority, and it’s not unusual to be turned away at the monorail resorts because of the limited parking spaces.

    My advice is to park at the Transportation and Ticket Center and take the monorail over to Disney’s Contemporary Resort for your lunch. Another option is to work that lunch into your plans if you’ll be visiting Magic Kingdom Park. My family usually plans to arrive at Magic Kingdom Park in time for park opening, enjoy our morning there, and then we hop on the monorail for lunch at one of the resorts. It’s a nice break from all the excitement and energy, and the monorail loop resorts have superb dining options.

    Enjoy your visit to Contempo Café, Barbara Daniela. Don’t miss their delicious specialty cupcakes – on my last visit, I had one that featured a teeny chocolate monorail, and it was as delicious as it was gorgeous!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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