Pluto at Magic Kingdom
  • On Feb 12, 2022
    Julia from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I have a dining reservation at a park that I'm hopping to, will I be able to make that reservation if the park is full/at capacity?

    Hi there, Julia. Welcome to planDisney. I'm so glad you've stopped by to chit-chat about your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation. It will be here before you know it. The countdown is on! 

    Julia having a dining reservation at a Walt Disney World Theme Park that your park pass reservation is not made for will not guarantee you entry into that particular theme park if it has reached capacity and park hopping is suspended. With that being said, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Park hopping has only been suspended a handful of times since the start of park pass reservations due to capacity reasons and that is only around the busiest times of the year like Christmas day or a special event. Your trip in April really isn't around any of those busy times so I think you should be just fine. I have made dining reservations plenty of times at a Walt Disney World Theme Park that I've hopped to later in the day and have not had any problems dining there. However, if you want to be absolutely certain this won't be a problem then your dining reservations should be matched up with your park pass reservations. That's truly the only way to guarantee entry.   

    If you plan on keeping your reservation in a theme park that you plan on hopping over to, keep in mind that park hopping now starts at 2:00 p.m. each day. To park hop, you must first visit the theme park with the park pass reservation first. This sort of "activates" your park hopper feature each day. To make things a little bit more convenient, complimentary park-to-park bus transportation is currently being provided for you. 

    I hope this helps, Julia. If you have any other questions as you finalize your trip, please feel free to stop back by and ask me

    Have a great trip! 
    Jackie H.   
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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