If we go to the Poly just to get a Dile Whip and watch the Electric Water Pageant and are NOT staying on property, do we need to pay for parking? Without hotel or dining reservations, are we still considered “guests”?
You don’t have to pay for parking, however, you won’t be guaranteed admittance either. It depends on how full the resort is, and frankly the mood of the security guard. They tend to be a little less forgiving at the monorail resorts because people try to park there and go to the parks to avoid paying for parking at the TTC.
You might be better off parking at the TTC and walking over to the resort or hopping on the monorail.