• On Nov 1, 2017
    John from NJ 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.

    I have base tickets and managed to get dinner reservations at Be Our Guest, but was not planning to spend that day in Magic Kingdom... can I enter the park just to go to dinner or will that count as my day's ticket? Maria

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Maria ~

    I love Be Our Guest Restaurant and I can't answer a question about it without singing the song in my head. The restaurant is so beautiful inside and out and the food is amazing. I also love having my picture taken with the Beast in the Library after dinner. He is so big in person but he is quite the gentleman.

    If you have reservations to dine inside any of the four theme parks, theme park admission is required and not included in the cost of your meal. Even if you are only going to a theme park solely to dine, you will need a valid theme park ticket in order to enter.

    Perhaps you can switch the days you plan to visit the Magic Kingdom to coincide with the day you have reservations at Be Our Guest Restaurant. Another option is adding the park hopper option to your tickets. You can also keep checking online and on the My Disney Experience mobile app every few days to see if a reservation opens up for the day you have already planned to go to the Magic Kingdom. If you haven't had success prior to leaving for your visit, keep checking even once you arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort. Guests will sometimes make advanced dining reservations early and once their trips get closer and they start firming up their plans, they may cancel some of their dining reservations which will free up times for other Guests.

    Please feel free to visit us again with all of your planning questions. We are hEAR for you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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