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  • On Apr 26, 2021
    Evelyn from NY Asked

    If I have a dining reservation at a park I plan to "hop" to after my 1st reserved park, will I be allowed into the park where my dining reservation is if it is at capacity?

    Hey there, Evelyn! Welcome back to planDisney! It's always a pleasure when our friends come back and see us with more great questions!

    What a fun Walt Disney World adventure you have planned! I'm a big fan of park hopping, and it's even more fun when you have a tasty dining experience to look forward to. According to Disney's current park hopping policy, your dining reservation doesn't guarantee entrance to the second theme park. That means it is possible that you may not be admitted if park hopping hours close due to capacity in that park. Disney recommends that you book dining and other experiences in the park where you hold a Disney Park Pass reservation just to make sure you can make it.

    Having said all that, my family has hopped for dinner reservations a couple of times since Walt Disney World reopened last year, and we haven't had any issues. You're taking a chance, but in my opinion, it's a small chance. After park hopping opens at 2 p.m., Guests start leaving their original park and hopping to other ones, or take midday breaks back at their Resort hotel. So far, we haven't found afternoon capacity to be a big problem, but you should definitely be aware of Disney's official policy.

    Evelyn, before you hop to your second park, take a look at your My Disney Experience app. When you look under "Park Hours," you'll see "Park Hopper Hours" also listed for each theme park. If any of the parks reach capacity, those park hopper hours won't appear. You can also call (407) 560-5000 for a recorded update on the status of each park.

    I hope this helps you make the most of your Disney day, Evelyn! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope we'll see ya again real soon!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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