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Old 08-03-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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Hi,

We have an 11:30 reservation at Chef Mickey's and later a reservation at Wishes Dessert Party. So instead of taking a break we are going to start out day out at Chef Mickey's and go to MK for the day/evening.

My question is can I park at Contemporary all day? And if I can is that my best option, or should I just park at the MK Lot so I can get back to the car easier for access to extra clothes and stuff???

Thank you for your help.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:46 PM   #2
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You may not park at the Contemporary (or any resort you are not staying at) all day while you go off to a park although the parking valet might not object when he takes your keys in the hopes of getting a bigger tip.

Typically you are give a 3 hour parking pass when visiting resorts with quick access to parks.

Best choice is to park at the Magic Kingdom lot (ticket & transportation center) and take the monorail over to the COntempoaray. Or you can drive to Chef Mickeys and then drive to the MK lot when you are done.
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You may not park at the Contemporary (or any resort you are not staying at) all day although the parking valet might not object when he takes your keys in the hopes of getting a bigger tip.

Typically you are give a 3 hour parking pass when visiting resorts with quick access to parks.

Best choice is to park at the Magic Kingdom lot (ticket & transportation center) and take the monorail over to the COntempoaray. Or you can drive to Chef Mickeys and then drive to the MK lot when you are done.
I agree. We did that last year. Parked at T&T last year, then took the resort to contemporary then walked to MK.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:59 AM   #4
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Okay if we are staying on International Drive at the Sheraton Vistana Villages, and our reservations at chef mickey is at 11:30 what time would you leave to get there
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I would give yourself at least and hour if not hour and half.
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OK, since you're staying offsite and are going to have to pay to park anyway, I would just go to the CR and pay to valet park for the day. If you valet park, you are free to go anywhere, do anything you wish. There are no time limits when you've paid to park. Self-parking for more than 3 hrs is highly frowned upon.
So, for an 11:30 ADR at CM's I would leave your resort by 10ish...you may very well be a bit early, but you can wander around the resort and check things out.
After you eat, you can either monorail over to the MK, or walk over via the walkway. Walking if faster.
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