Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Dec 28, 2009
    Sam from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If we check in late in the day, can we eat dinner at a restaurant in the park without needed a park pass?

    Hi Sam:

    Theme park admission is required to dine at restaurants inside the park.  The only slight exception I can think of is Rainforest Cafe at Animal Kingdom as there is a restaurant entrance outside of the Animal Kingdom.  However, you will still need a ticket to enter the park.   

    I would recommend checking out a restaraunt at your hotel or one of the many restaurants in the Downtown Disney Area, which requires no admission fee.  My favorite restaraunt in Downtown Disney is Raglan Road, featuring traditional pub fare such as fish 'n' chips.  Other favorite Downtown Disney restaurants include House of Blues, Wolfgang Puck Cafe, and Bongos Cuban Cafe.  For treats afterwards, Ghiradelli and Goofy's Candy Co. feature wonderful desserts.

    Enjoy your trip.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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