California Grill
  • On Apr 7, 2021
    Robin from MA Asked

    Will we be able to make dinner reservations at another park if we are scheduled to be in one park with our already purchased hopper passes? We will be at Magic Kingdom for October 1st along with celebrating 50yrs will also be celebrating my 60th.

    Hi Robin!

    Let the party begin for your special birthday celebration! 

    While you can make dinner reservations at any park, a dinner reservation will not guarantee you entrance into that park. Even with tickets that have the Park Hopper® Option, there would need to be park availability in the park to which you plan to park hop for you to gain entrance. Be sure to have the My Disney Experience Mobile App downloaded on your phone so that you can see park availability notifications. 

    Given that park availability is not guaranteed with park hopping, I suggest that you make your advanced dining reservations in the parks where you have Disney Park Pass system reservations. Also keep your eye on the theme park reservation availability calendar. Having said this, my friend and her family just traveled during a very busy spring break week. They made two dining reservations in EPCOT and were able to park hop to EPCOT to get to those. 

    Clearly you used your superhero skills to make those park pass reservations for Magic Kingdom on the day of the start of The World's Most Magical Celebration. Since it is such a fabulous birthday for you, I would speak with a Dream Maker at Disney Floral & Gifts. They helped us create some extra special magic for our girls one year with gorgeous princess balloons.

    At your 60-day mark prior to your arrival, make advanced dining reservations and select a signature restaurant for your birthday. One of our favorites is California Grill. Dining atop Disney's Contemporary Resort with a spectacular view of Magic Kingdom is always a priceless birthday memory. And, consider Capture Your Moment - A Disney Parks Photo Experience during your visit. Or, take advantage of Memory Maker and get access to all of your digital photos during this trip. For this birthday, you simply must have some special photos!

    Robin, plan those park pass and dining reservations carefully! We are super excited to welcome you back to a world of magic!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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