EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Sep 23, 2014
    Jessica 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.

    We will be coming to Disney in November of this year. We didn't get the hopper passes for our family, and I am struggling with reservations for our dining plan. Do I have to choose a restaurant at the park we are visiting that day?

    Hi Jessica!

    Your trip is coming up quickly.  Are you getting really excited yet?  I have a trip planned for the beginning of November and I'm already bouncing around my house like Tigger with pre-trip excitement.   I hope you have a fabulous time making magical memories with your family.

    Jessica, if you have not purchased the Park Hopper option for your theme park tickets you would be limited to visiting one theme per day of the ticket.   You certainly can eat at a restaurant inside of the theme park you are visiting, or you can look for reservations at any Disney Resort hotel, Downtown Disney or Disney's Boardwalk area as none of these locations would require theme park admission to enjoy.    Some of my favorite Disney Dining restaurants that are not located within the theme parks include; Flying Fish Cafe,  Kona Cafe,  Boma, Chef Mickey's and Whispering Canyon Cafe.   If you can't find a reservation inside a theme park these restaurants might be a great option for you.  

    Please let me know if I can help you choose any other Disney Dining locations or if you need any additional assistance when planning your magical adventure.   I love to help out fellow Disney-loving families.

    Dream as Dreamers Do,

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Alabama

Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call the Gulf Coast of Alabama home. I am a mom to 2 rowdy Pirates and a beautiful teenage Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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