• On Jan 7, 2020
    Bethany 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.

    Can I book a reservation at Chef Mickey’s if I am staying off site and not going to a park on that particular day?

    Hi, Bethany!

    Thanks so much for sending this question to Disney Parks Moms Panel. A lot of folks have the same sort of question, so I am so glad that you asked!

    One of the many great features of Walt Disney World is that some truly magical dining, shopping, and entertainment venues are located outside of the four theme parks and two water parks. This means that you can enjoy so much of what they have to offer without purchasing a park ticket.

    For example, Chef Mickey's--a classic buffet with Mickey & Friends--is located at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Although this resort is located right next to Magic Kingdom Park, making it a family favorite, it is not located in the park, so Guests do not need a park ticket to dine at any location there.

    To find more ticketless ways to enjoy the magic of Walt Disney World, check out all of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels as well as Disney Springs. You can book Advanced Dining Reservations at most of those Table Service restaurants at 180 days prior to arrival, without having a Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation.

    Happy planning, Bethany! Be sure to send us more questions as you think of them. We love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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