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  • On Jan 6, 2009
    Linda from FL Asked

    What disney hotels or resorts you can stay at and use the monorail or fairyboat to get to the park. i would like to know what hotel or resorts you can stay at and have breakfast with the characters. My granddaughter will be 9 in feb.

    Disney World is actually comprised of four theme parks (as well as two water parks, two shopping/dining/entertainment areas, and more than 20 resort hotels). But what I think you're asking about is transportation to the Magic Kingdom park.

    The resorts that have monorail access to the Magic Kingdom are the Contemporary, Polynesian, and the Grand Floridian. There is also direct boat access to the MK from the Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness. The other Disney resorts have free bus service to the Magic Kingdom. You are welcome to ride on the monorail regardless of where you are staying. If you are staying at one of the above hotels and want to visit the other parks, there is also free transportation available.

    There are character meals in all four of the theme parks as well as the Contemporary, Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Beach Club, the Swan, and Fort Wilderness. You don't have to be staying at any particular hotel to have a meal with the Disney characters. Even guests staying off-property are able to make a character dining reservation. You can find out more about this HERE and by calling Disney Dining at 407-WDW-DINE.

    As a first step in your planning, I think it would help you if you flipped through a good basic guide book about Disney. The most comprehensive guide is the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World. The easiest to read is Birnbaum's Official Guide to Disney World. Both are readily available at bookstores and on amazon.com.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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