Parking for Chef Mickey?

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  1. eventamy

    eventamy DIS Veteran

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    Because we have a Chef Mickey ADR can we just drive right up to the Contemporary and park there while we eat dinner or do we have to park in the big lot and take the monorail over?
    Thanks
     
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  3. Tiger926

    Tiger926 DIS Veteran

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    You drive right to the Contemporary and check in at the gate. They will confirm your ADR on their daily sheet. Once the security guard sees your name, he/she will give you a timed parking permit that you will place on your dash. You will then go and park in hotel lot (visitors park on left, near new DVC resort), and go to Chef Mickey's, but be sure to be back by end of time, or you might be towed. We have seen many cars towed while at CRT. On our last stay there in May, we saw several cars being towed at different times during the day, so they seem to take this seriously over there!

    Tiger :)
     
  4. ThreeTwo

    ThreeTwo Earning My Ears

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    where do they get towed to, and how do people get them back??
     
  5. Wunderkind

    Wunderkind Onthewaytomythrone

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    Thanks for answering the original question regarding parking at CM's. Now I have another one. We have early morning breakfast ressies at CM's (7:20am). What is the best way to get there? Rental car? Taxi? Monorail?
     
  6. Tiger926

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    Towed - we asked CM and he said there is a lot somewhere close by. Remember, this is the only hotel on MK property, so they are very strict with parking enforcement here. It doesn't always happen, but it happens enough. We've stayed at Contemporary several times, as well as eaten at CM's a ton of times, so we've been in and out of this parking lot enough times to see cars being towed. Can't remember where the lot is though, sorry.

    Transportation - Depends where you are staying. If you are staying at a monorail resort, then you could hop on monorail, and get to CM. Of course, it depends upon what time MK opens at, as that is how they determine monorail schedule. If another resort, then again, you need to find out when park opens, and then usually WDW transportation starts running about 1 hour before. Not sure about a taxi as we always have a car (either our own or rental).

    Sorry I can't be of more help, as I am sick today, so not that quick with information. I see by your ticker that you are going in a few days, so check park hours and that should help you determine what time you can get over there at. Your ressie is pretty early, so you are going to need to be up and out of the door by way early to make it at least 10 mins before your 7:20 ADR. Be prepared for a long wait at CM just to check in, so you should arrive there by at least 7:00 am.

    Good luck, Tiger
     
  7. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Common sense is so rare, should be a Super Power.

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    1) You get a 3-hr parking pass.
    2) After that, you are subject to being towed.
    3) Lots of people try park at the resorts to avoid parking lot fees.
    4) Cars are towed off-property.
    5) Towing and storage in Orlando average about $110.
     
  8. lauren5406

    lauren5406 Mouseketeer

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    This is a question along the same lines. I have a 7:05am reservation at CM. I will be staying at CSR. Based on the info here, my only option will be to drive myself there. Will there be any Disney transportation options available at this early hour if the parks don't start opening until 9?
     
  9. sotoalf

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    You should be able to catch an MK bus around 6-6:30 am.
     
  10. Hopefully

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    There is an early morning resort breakfast bus that starts around 6:30. You should be at the bus stop by 6:15, as the next bus won't come for awhile.
    Have a Great Trip
     
  11. HackedLife

    HackedLife Earning My Ears

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    Sorry to bump an old thread but I have a slight tweak to the original question posed in this thread. We are staying off site and will have a car, but will be eating breakfast at CM, then spending the day at MK. My question is should we:

    A. Park at CM, eat, then move car to MK lot and take monorail to MK

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    B. Park at MK lot, then monorail to CM, eat, then monorail to MK.

    Thanks!
     
  12. rlovew

    rlovew Moderator Moderator

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    I would do B so you can head right into the park when you finish but I would walk instead of monorailing over as the monorail from CR to MK is a long ride around through all the hotels.
     
  13. HackedLife

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    Great advice, thank you!
     
  14. smiths02

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    Someone might be able to correct me...but you can drive directly to CM and pay to valet park and then take monorail to MK (or walk). I don't believe there is a time limit if you pay to valet park. Since you are offsite you would be paying to park anyhow, right?
     

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