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Old 01-12-2013, 12:32 PM   #16
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We are returning from Port Canaveral and have plenty of time to us before our flight out. We have an extra day on our park tickets so this turns out to be the best way to use the time and the ticket.

There are tons of the AAA passes on Ebay, but I have read a lot of negative opinions on the AAA parking.

Can you valet park at GF or Poly if you arent staying at the resort?
Easiest way to be allowed to park regardless of resort "fullness" is to have a dining reservation.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:40 PM   #17
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Considering we are only going to be there a few hours, I dont think a dining reservation would work....
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:44 PM   #18
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Considering we are only going to be there a few hours, I dont think a dining reservation would work....
No one said you had to go to it.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:19 PM   #19
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Dont they charge your card if you dont show?
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:24 PM   #20
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Is there an option to pay more to park closer to the front of the lot at Disneyworld?
Absolutely. Just make your hotel reservations at the Contemporary Resort and you'll have official (paid) access to the the closest parking lot to the Magic Kingdom.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:29 PM   #21
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I am not staying on the saturday we get off the cruise.... just burning a park ticket so we can do something while waiting for our flight home.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:41 PM   #22
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Dont they charge your card if you dont show?
Some meals yes, some no.

I don't know why I'm surprised someone suggested making an ADR and not going to it, but I am. So now we are not only suggesting people park at resorts instead of parking in theme park parking lots where they should park, we are suggesting they make ADRs with no intention of going to them. So instead of doing only one thing that will have a negative affect on others, we now do two.

Really, just park in the theme park parking lot or valet. No need to make this so complicated that you have to make a fake ADR or risk your car getting towed.
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I am not staying on the saturday we get off the cruise.... just burning a park ticket so we can do something while waiting for our flight home.
so then why not just do the right thing & take $14.and park main lot like majority of everyone else ? Enjoy your cruise
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No one said you had to go to it.


why even go there ?
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:23 PM   #25
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why even go there ?
Because technically if you visit a WDW Resort to shop, browse, etc.. you're entirely within your rights to be there and park there. That's the company policy. It doesn't mean the resort itself doesnt have issues with parking, or hat it doesnt have to try and limit parking to keep people from using it for the theme parks - but it is meant to be visited without having to buy anything.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:39 PM   #26
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so then why not just do the right thing & take $14.and park main lot like majority of everyone else ? Enjoy your cruise

I dont know how you seem to think that is the "right thing". If I can valet park at GF I will do that. I will have our luggage in the rental vehicle and Id prefer it be in a smaller lot. The theft from the vehicles in the main lot is a huge concern to me.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:40 PM   #27
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It's $14 to "normal park" so it's really not a big deal.
I was thinking that also.... We have a reservation for chef mickey later in the day, and was thinking maybe valet there in the morning, go to the MK via monorail, eat there later and then leave from the contemporary... Is this ok or frowned upon?
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I was thinking that also.... We have a reservation for chef mickey later in the day, and was thinking maybe valet there in the morning, go to the MK via monorail, eat there later and then leave from the contemporary... Is this ok or frowned upon?
It's fine.
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If you valet for the day, is it in and out or if you leave and come back do you have to pay again?
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If you valet for the day, is it in and out or if you leave and come back do you have to pay again?
In and out unless you're staying at the resort - then it gets charged back to the room and they do it by day. You can have them retrieve your car so you can get something out of it, i've had that happen, at no charge. Well, beside tip.
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