Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 5, 2010
    Rachel from AB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Moms and Dads, If i plan on only going to a park for an ADR in the evening will it still count as a whole day of usage with my theme park passes?

    Unfortunately the answer is "Yes."  You always need to use a park ticket to get into any of the four parks, even if it is only for an Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR). 

    If you already have a multi-day ticket in the 4-9 day range, then it should only cost a few dollars to get an extra day added to the ticket, but in any other cases it probably won't make sense to pay for an extra day just to eat a meal. 

    If the cost of the extra park ticket is still a concern, then I highly recommend you look into changing your dining reservation to a location at one of the Disney resorts or Downtown Disney, where you won't need a park ticket.  There are many options (including character dining) that are just as good, if not better, than the in-park dining options.

    Hope that helps.  If you have any follow-up questions, please feel free to submit them using the "ask Bret a question" link on this page.

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