Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-09-2012, 08:05 AM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 85

Driving to other Resorts

If I am staying on site (at Art of Animation) and I wish to drive to another resort, say POLY, to have Tonga Toast, do I have to pay to park? (No Ressie. QS)
kaypee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 08:07 AM   #2
Disney's Ultimate Fan, and our very own Travel Channel television star!!!
Anthony's Girl
Got my way
TigrLvsPooh's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Indiana
Posts: 10,199

You will need your AoA parking pass displayed in the window and your room key at the booth.
Erika Murphy
My WDW Resort stays: Grand Floridian 2012, 2003, 2001, 1994 * Polynesian 2013, 2011, 2008, 2008, 2005, 2003 * Contemporary 2014, 2008 * Bay Lake Tower 2013 *Boardwalk 2014, 2013, 2006, 2004 * Wilderness Cabin 1998 * Dixie Landings 1999 * All Star Music 2001 * Caribbean Beach Resort 2012, 2002 * Animal Kingdom Lodge 2014, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2006, 2005 * Old Key West 2009, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2002 * Yacht Club 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2002 * Beach Club 2014, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2003 * Swan 2006, 2005, 2003 * Pop Century 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 * Art of Animation 2014 * Wilderness Lodge 2014, 2011, 2004, 2003 * Saratoga Springs 2007 * Port Orleans French Quarter 2014, 2013, 2004 * Coronado Spring 2014 *

TigrLvsPooh is offline   Reply With Quote
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 11-09-2012, 08:20 AM   #3
DIS Veteran
baby1disney's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 1,696

No, you don't have to pay. I have heard that sometimes they make you show them a ressie if you have one for a restaurant you're going to at a different resort. I've driven to different resorts while I'm down there and I've never had a problem with them letting me in. I've always said that I wanted to drive around the resort and see what it's like and they usually have no problem. I've even gotten maps and tips on where to go Now, from what I've heard, if you do have a ressie...say at Boma at AKL..and you're not staying there, I've heard that you have three hours to be there. I don't know how true this is, but it's what I've heard.

NOW..this other part I'm getting ready to say is not by ANY MEANS me telling you something that's a "rule breaker" or that's gonna get you into trouble, but this is some other things I've heard:

~If you're going to be a park the day you have a ressie at another resort, I've heard that you can just catch that bus/boat back to the resort and there's no problem.
~If you don't want to drive, then hop on the bus that takes you to DTD(downtown Disney)and switch buses and go back to the resort that you're having your ressie at.

These are the two main things I have heard....and I've heard about them from on here...the DIS. SO I don't know the exact protocol for it, but I don't think you have to pay to park there. The only parking that I know you have to pay is at the theme parks, if you're not a resort guest.
"Be grateful that Walt's dream is a place that inspires us to believe, feel, and know that magic also lives in us."~~
Me DBF DS(9)
SSR w/DF and family--December 2006
OKWw/DF and DS and inlaws--October 2007
AKV w/DH, DS and inlaws--March 2009
SSR w/Inlaws--October 2010
baby1disney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 08:27 AM   #4
DIS Veteran
mickeynut1's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 15,223

No, you don't have to pay to park at any of the resorts. When you pull up to the guard shack, just tell them you are visiting the resort. They might ask you for ID, but other than that, you will be fine. There is, however, a 3 hour parking limit for those not staying at the resort. This is to prevent people from using the resort parking lots to avoid paying the parking fees. Have fun visiting the Poly, it's an awesome resort.

Country Inn & Suites LBV June 2001 - CBR July 2002 - BC December 2003 - WL CL Oct/Nov 2004 - WL September 2006 - All Star Vacation Homes March 2007 -Poly September 2007 - All Star Vacation Homes March 2008 - AKL/GF SL/WL January 2010 - AKL/GF December 2010 - GF RPC May 2011
mickeynut1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 08:51 AM   #5
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 85

You guys are great. Thanks for the info and your fast replies.
The info is for a friend who I am meeting with today to help her with some tips and planning.
We have never had a car and have gotten to all our ressies by bus and monorail.
They will be driving and have QSDP. I want to recommend a few QS things outside the parks (esp since they have no park hopper.)
Usually the bus worked great. But once it took us over 3 hours to get from one bus stop at a resort back to POR. ugh. Trying to figure out if driving is worth it for them. I am guessing it may be at times (if they aren't headed to MK and want to go to POLY. . .)
kaypee is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.