• On Feb 5, 2018
    Johanna from FL 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.

    If I make a dining reservation at one of the parks in Orlando (i.e. Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, etc), but I am not attending the actual park for that day, is this allowed?

    Hi Johanna, 

    Walt Disney World Resort has some fantastic dining options! It is important to note that if you are planning on dining at one of the restaurants which is located inside of one of the theme parks, you will need to purchase a ticket to enter that park. A ticket is required regardless of how long you plan to spend inside the park, and is needed even if you are only entering to dine. Due to this, I recommend that you decide which park you will be in on what day and then make an Advanced Dining Reservation for a restaurant which is located within whichever park you will be in. The alternative to this is to purchase a Park Hopper pass which enables you to enter multiple parks on any given day. 

    Wishing you magical memories, 

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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