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Old 07-17-2014, 08:11 AM   #1
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Resort parking w/ ADR question

Will be at Disney the end of September and we have a 9:50 reservation at Beaches and Cream one night. Is there maximum time they will let you park at the Beach Club for this? We wanted to go a little early and catch the fireworks at Epcot and then come back for our reservation. Should there be any issues with this?
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Without paying for valet, they allow up to 3 hours.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:16 AM   #3
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The end of September is also during F&W, which can impact parking at the Epcot resorts (especially in the evenings). Be prepared to have the guard ask for your ADR number and/or name and then confirm it against the list they (sometimes) have. In general, parking at the resorts is for guests while they are enjoying the amenities of that resort. So you're welcome to park at the resort while you are shopping, dining, or touring the resort, but once you leave, you are expected to take your car with you. However, if you opt to valet park, you can leave your car there as long as you want to.
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An alternative is to park at DHS early, catch a boat over to EPCOT (or walk if you prefer) and watch the fireworks. After the fireworks, walk out of EPCOT over to Beach Club for your ADR. After the ADR, walk (or catch a boat if they're still operating) back to DHS to retrieve your car.
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:52 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies everyone.
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:33 PM   #6
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Will be at Disney the end of September and we have a 9:50 reservation at Beaches and Cream one night. Is there maximum time they will let you park at the Beach Club for this? We wanted to go a little early and catch the fireworks at Epcot and then come back for our reservation. Should there be any issues with this?
I would have a backup plan! End of September is Food and Wine at Epcot. I have seen them turn everyone away that was not a guest at Boardwalk to park across the street. Not even an ADR was getting you into resort parking because it was just THAT busy. Luckily, we were in a taxi so no issues there.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:22 PM   #7
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Looking at it another way..
Option 1: Park at Epcot, trek through the park, watch fireworks, go to B&C (9:50 ADR)- Will we be able to get back to our car (in Epcot parking lot).

Option 2 (as suggested above): park at DHS, take boat over to Epcot, watch fireworks, bla bla bla... Will we be able to get back to DHS after a 9:50 ADR?
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You can walk back to DHS from BC, no problem. It isn't a short walk, but it isn't bad, either.

You will not be able to get back to the Epcot parking lot after Epcot closes.
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Looking at it another way..
Option 2 (as suggested above): park at DHS, take boat over to Epcot, watch fireworks, bla bla bla... Will we be able to get back to DHS after a 9:50 ADR?
No problem. It's just a walkway along the canal to the DHS parking lot. If the boats are running then (doubtful) you could just take a boat, which drops you off close to the end of that walkway. A 10 minute boat ride (not counting the wait) or a 10-15 minute walk.
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