You Might NOT Want to Park at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Right Now…

Things are ALWAYS changing in Disney World, so much so that it’s often hard to keep up.

Grand Floridian Resort

Things seem to always be under construction (EPCOT, we’re looking at you); new restaurants are being built, new lands are being proposed, and more. Parking is another thing that has changed in Disney World, including how you park at a hotel where you have a dining reservation.

If you have an advance dining reservation for any of the restaurants at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa (Narcoossee’s, Citricos, Grand Floridian Cafe, Victoria & Albert’s), you’ll want to pay attention: if you are driving to your reservation, the parking rules have CHANGED.

Grand Floridian Cafe

We spoke with a Cast Member at Grand Floridian Cafe who told us that parking for dining reservations is now “across the street,” but that there is a walkway. The Cast Member confirmed that this is typically the Cast Member parking lot, but the lot is also currently being used for guests with dining reservations. We didn’t get any indication of the reason behind this change (or how long it will last), but you’ll want to keep this in mind. It’s a bit of a hike to the main lobby!


If you park in the Cast Member lot, you will have to cross the street, so plan to do some extra walking if you’re driving to the resort. If you want to save yourself the hassle of parking, though, you might be better off just taking Disney transportation: buses, boats, and the Monorail all go to the Grand Floridian. Keep in mind that you will need to have confirmation of a dining reservation, though, if you do want to park at the Grand Floridian (and any other Disney World hotel).


We’ll let you know if we spot any other changes in Disney World, so stay tuned to DFB for more.

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