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Old 01-29-2013, 02:30 AM   #1
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Parking question

We made reservations for chef Mikey's on June 6 at 730am. We are staying off-site and are planning on parking at mk and walking to the restaurant. How early does the parking lot at mk open? And does the monorail from the parking lot to the park run that early?
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:45 AM   #2
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you can park at the Contemporary resort if you have a reservation they give you a 3 hr pass usually.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:11 AM   #3
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you can park at the Contemporary resort if you have a reservation they give you a 3 hr pass usually.
Correct, and you'll just need to move the car after your reservation to the Transportation & Ticket Center (TTC).
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Correct, and you'll just need to move the car after your reservation to the Transportation & Ticket Center (TTC).
OP also has the option of paying for valet parking at the Contemporary for $15 + tip. S/he could then walk to the MK after her breakfast and return to the car at the end of the day.

To me, this is the better option since the OP would have to pay $14 to park at the MK anyways. What's an extra $1 + tip for the convenience of walking to the MK and not having to fight the crowds on the way back
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Parking at a resort, for the day, is frowned upon when you are not staying there. BUT...since you are an offsite guest, and will be paying to park at the TTC in any case (this is the parking lot for MK), you may as well just park at the CR and pay to valet park. If you valet, you are free to go wherever you want for that day.
You can park there, eat breakfast and then walk over to the MK via the sidewalk that runs beneath the monorail line. It takes under 10 mins.

If you choose to park in the TTC lot, you can take the monorail to the CR. It starts right around 7am..takes about 10 mins to get to the CR once on board.
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I also want to make sure you know that the parking lot for the MK is across a small lake near the TTC.

So you would have to park at the TTC, get to the MK front gates and then you could walk to Chef Mickey's but its just as easy to park at the TTC and take the Resort monorail directly to Contemporary. This monorail has to be running in order for other guests staying at the Poly and the Grand Floridian to get there also.

You can't walk from the TTC to the Contemporary.
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You can't walk form the TTC to the Contemporary.
I was wondering if someone was going to point this out.
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I also want to make sure you know that the parking lot for the MK is across a small lake near the TTC.

So you would have to park at the TTC, get to the MK front gates and then you could walk to Chef Mickey's but its just as easy to park at the TTC and take the Resort monorail directly to Contemporary. This monorail has to be running in order for other guests staying at the Poly and the Grand Floridian to get there also.

You can't walk from the TTC to the Contemporary.
So the parking lot for ttc will be open that early? And the monorail will be running? It'd be easier just to park there than have to park at the hotel and have to move the car
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So the parking lot for ttc will be open that early? And the monorail will be running? It'd be easier just to park there than have to park at the hotel and have to move the car
correct per goofyfortink.

Also to get to the TTC follow the signs for the Magic Kingdom.
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So the parking lot for ttc will be open that early? And the monorail will be running? It'd be easier just to park there than have to park at the hotel and have to move the car
The TTC seldom closes to the best of my knowledge. If it does, it opens very early and closes very late. The monorail doesn't start running until 7am...at least that has been the case when I've been there...as recently as early Dec.
You are an offsite guest...you are going to have to pay to park at the TTC. Then, you have to take the monorail over to the CR. It makes much more sense to pay to valet park at the CR, leave your car there and then walk over to the MK after your breakfast. There is no need to move your car if you have valet parked it. Moving it only applies to self parking. Since you are going to have to pay to park at the TTC, it makes more sense to pay at the CR and then forget about it. Just park, pay, and go about your day, then return there when you're done at the MK and drive home.
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