Parking while touring monorail resorts

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by ccudmore, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. ccudmore

    ccudmore DIS Veteran

    Apr 9, 2009
    On my last morning I have a few hours to kill before heading to the airport for my flight home. I was thinking of touring through the monorail resorts since I've never stayed at any of them. Can I simply park at any of them (I'll still have my resort parking pass since I'm staying at another on-site resort) with no problems, or will I have to pay? Or should I just park at the TTC and take the monorail around?
  2. safetymom

    safetymom Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2001
    I would park at the TTC.
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  4. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

    May 2, 2002
    I would park at the TTC as well. Just all around easier to do it that way.
  5. zulemara

    zulemara <font color=royalblue>Oh Boy! I'm a WDW sailor!<br

    Nov 28, 2007
    I would also park at TTC. It's easy to get to and you don't have to answer any questions
  6. ShelsGoingToDisney

    ShelsGoingToDisney DIS Veteran

    Oct 18, 2005
    Personally I'd park at the Poly. They have the easiest accessible parking lot to the building. Generally there is a 3 hour rule to park at the resorts. When you get to the gate just tell them you are eating. You don't have to have an ADR. We parked there to eat at Captain Cooks which is a counter service. I had heard it was a 3 hour max. But when we parked they never gave us any parking pass (we had our pass from the BC) and nobody told us there was a 3 hour max. The parking lot wasn't very full and it wasn't a super busy time so that may have been why. Since we weren't told we had a 3 hour max we parked in the morning and ate breakfast and then headed to the MK. Returned around midnight with no issues. Ended up having the same situation at the CR and GF. Parked at the CR all day after eating breakfast and the GF all evening after eating at 1900 PF and then going to MNSSHP.

    Now before anyone jumps on me about a 3 hour limit keep in mind if I hadn't read it here then I would have had no way of knowing. Not 1 employee at the Poly, CR or GF said anything about a 3 hour limit. So technically I wasn't breaking any rules since none were given to me.
  7. brianm27

    brianm27 DVC Member / AP Holder

    May 21, 2005
    We usually drive to the Poly at least twice during the week. Once for Tonga Toast breakfast at Captain Cooks and an afternoon trip(s) for self service Dole Whip (and hula lessons for DD7). Never a problem parking there.
  8. DonnaL

    DonnaL DIS Veteran

    Feb 4, 2005
    Since you're planning to visit all monorail resorts I also would park at the TTC. However, if you were only planning to visit one of them I would suggest you park at that resort. That said, depending on the time of year you may be stopped at the gate and asked where you're visiting. We have never had a problem at the Poly......we've parked there on many occasions to eat at Capt. Cooks, or have a drink at the bar and then watch Wishes from the beach. However, we have been stopped and refused parking at the Contemp during very busy times if we did not have an ADR. We also have been questioned at the GF, but, not refused.
  9. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

    Jul 6, 2004
    I would just park at the TTC. That way you don't have to worry about getting a parking pass/not getting a parking pass/should I have gotten a parking pass. No muss no fuss.:)

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