• On Feb 2, 2019
    Linda from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    so, if i have just the base ticket (no park hopper), am i also limited to eating dinner in that same park, or can advanced reservations for dinner be made anywhere?

    Hi Linda, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Planning some nice relaxing dinners is one of my favorite things to do before my Walt Disney World Resort vacations. My husband and I love to recollect our favorite moments of the day over dinner - it is a great way to keep all our memories fresh and close to our hearts.

    I'm happy to tell you that you can make dining reservations at all Walt Disney World Resort hotels and that you don't have to have Park Hopper tickets to do so. Some of my favorite restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort are located inside its hotels, and I'd love to share some suggestions with you.

    Jiko - The Cooking Place at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is my favorite restaurant and has the largest African wine cellar outside of Africa. The Charcuterie and Cheese Board is full of delicious surprises and the Mrouzia-style Moroccan Lamb Tagine is so tender that it melts in your mouth.

    'Ohana, at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, offers a great atmosphere for a family-style dinner. But if you would rather enjoy the company of a few magical characters, the Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White is your place - the food is as enchanted as the location, Disney's Wilderness Lodge.

    If you ever want to discover other options or get more advice, please, come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. We love to help you make your vacations as amazing as they can be! 

    May the magic be with you, 

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist, and amateur cook. I grew up in Brazil, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now I love to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events, and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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