• On Jan 6, 2019
    Chelsea from IN 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.

    When it comes to dining, if I make a dinner reservation for a restaurant in Epcot, will I need to plan on being at that park all day or can you enter a park just for dinner?

    Hi Chelsea!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    There are so many fabulous restaurants in the Walt Disney World theme parks that it makes sense to enjoy dining at some of them.  You absolutely can visit a park just for dinner, but you will need theme park admission to enter any park, for whatever reason.  This is why I would usually combine dining + spending some time at the park.  It is easy to factor a dining reservation into your day.   Breakfast is a great idea, especially if your reservation time is for earlier than park opening.  You will have the opportunity to enjoy the magical atmosphere of the park before everyone arrives, just as it is waking up!  This also provides great photo opportunities.   Lunchtime dining offers a welcome break, and a chance to rest your feet and enjoy some air conditioning!  And dinner reservations are a lovely way to wind up your day, maybe followed by watching the fireworks or a show at the park.   At Epcot, there is a large choice of good restaurants, especially around World Showcase, and reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment.  These can be made up to 180 days in advance, online, or by calling (407) 939 3463, or by using the My Disney Experience mobile app.

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions.  We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation at Walt Disney World.

    ~ Sue

thumbnail image for Susan

Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of the 2012 Walt Disney World Moms Panel. I love visiting Walt Disney World and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Susan

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Planning Tips for Epcot

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.