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ok to visit Disney resorts?

Discussion in 'Resorts, Hotels, DVC, Villas' started by chipndale, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. chipndale
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    I've never really seen anyone say whether its ok or not to visit a resort youre not staying at? you know just to see if you'd like to stay there another time? Do you have to book or make any arrangements?
     
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    you dont even have to be stayin onsite to visit any hotel....i visited the boardwalk first ever disney hotel ive set foot on in oct and it was wow!!...cant use the pools tho only the one your staying at :)
     
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    we tend to park at downtown disney and get on the transport to where we want to visit the resorts are all very different and deffinately worth looking around
     
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    Yes, it's fine to look around the resorts. You can also eat in the restaurants. :thumbsup:
     
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    If you drive there you'll need i.d (d/l if you have one) for the guard at the entrance but if you catch the bus or water taxi's they don't ask for any, or haven't asked us before
     
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    i drove in, i never showed or was asked for id jodie just said i wanted to look around :)
     
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    I think Disney likes visitors to stop by and get a feel for the different resorts. It's a nice way to spend an afternoon; visiting some of the resorts that interest you. :yes: It's fun to stop by one of their lounges and have a drink, or explore the grounds, that sort of thing.

    One of the very popular things to do during the Christmas season is to visit the resorts as each has a different decorating theme. Many have elaborate candy or gingerbread creations. :yes:

    It's one of the "free things" Disney has to offer! :D
     
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    They can and do turn you away (if that's the mood the guard is in) seems daft when you can catch a bus with no problems. Taking i.d is just best to save hassle
     
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    last week we were asked for id at GF, Boardwalk and YBC even when we said we had dinner reservations :)
     
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    And what i.d do they need
     
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    They require a photo I.D.
    A driving licence will do fine rather than lugging your passport around with you.
     
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    Shhh......don't give them any ideas.
     
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    Will my KTW card do ,as l don't drive and really don't want to take my passport. We will be staying onsite.
     
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    Just to clarify.
    You will only need to show a photo I.D. if you drive to the resorts and enter via the security check point.
    As you won`t be driving then presumably you would travel to the resorts using the Disney transportation system [bus, monorail or boat], in which case no photo I.D. will be required.
    Having said that, having a photo I.D. with you is a good thing at all times. How about taking a photostat copy of your passport just in case you are ever asked for a photo I.D.?
     
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    anyone in your party can have the photo id and you only need 1 :)
     
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    I find it very relaxing to visit other resorts, and no one will ask for id or resort keys or anything, so just feel free to stroll around :)
     
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    Visiting other resorts is one of my favorite things to do. I've pretty much seen them all now, but would like a better view of some.

    And yes, those Christmas decorations are worth checking out the other resorts during the holidays!
     
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    Oh yes! That's a good way to actually get a feel of the resort! And maybe your next trip stay at a new place...but don't swim in the pools...pool hopping is not allowed & people get mad-I really don't know why-unless the pool is packed. I guess I don't care b/c I am usually doing laundry when the kids go with my husband!!!!
     

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