After a 9 hour drive to Orlando, the last thing we wanted to do was circle endlessly in search of a parking spot at Downtown Disney. It was raining on and off, so we also really didn’t want to park at one of the remote lots. The parking lots at the Marketplace and Pleasure Island were actually full as we arrived. But thanks to our Tables in Wonderland membership, we got the rock star treatment!
Valet parking is available for a limited time at Downtown Disney, Entrance 4. We pulled up and followed the well-marked lane that led us in front of Cirque du Soleil. We were immediately greeted at our car and provided the valet ticket. It was a pleasant walk to Raglan Road through a light drizzle. After a delicious, fun dinner and some shopping, we texted the valet with our ticket number and received an automatic reply that our car would be ready in 10 minutes. Our vehicle was pulled up and doors opened just as we arrived. Best of all, valet parking was FREE because we are Tables in Wonderland members! We just had to show our receipt verifying that we dined at a Tables in Wonderland participating restaurant. Honestly, the valet service would have been worth $15 last night, but it was great getting that additional value from our TIW card!
I’ll share my review of Raglan Road soon!
Valet parking is available at Downtown Disney through the holiday season. I hope they consider extending it, as it is a fantastic service!
Decisions, decisions! Where to spend New Year’s Eve in Walt Disney World? In previous posts, I described New Year’s Eve events at Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom. In this post, I’ll fill you in on some great options at Downtown Disney.
If you have teens or tweens, Disney Quest’s New Year’s Eve Party may be the ticket for your family! Your ticket includes dinner, unlimited video games and all the DQ attractions. There will also be character meet and greets, dancing and a confetti drop at Midnight! Tickets are $55 in advance which is a great deal for dinner and full night of entertainment!
If you are looking for a more upscale, adult oriented experience, Paradiso 37 is hosting a party with reserved seating, live entertainment, a five course dinner, bottle of champagne and a house level open bar for $180 per person.
Raglan Road is celebrating 2014 with champagne toasts at 7pm and again at Midnight with live Irish music and the Raglan Road Irish Dancers throughout the night.
Have you seen Cirque Du Soleil La Nouba? As of today, tickets are still available for the 6pm and 9pm performances on December 31st. La Nouba is a mesmerizing and beautiful show that will make for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve.
Downtown Disney is sure to be a fun spot to celebrate! Which of these options will you choose for your countdown to 2014? Hurry and make your plans now before it’s too late. Let me know how you plan to spend New Year’s Eve!