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  • On Apr 30, 2011
    Nichelle 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.

    What if we have dining reservations at a theme park we don't have a park pass do we enter?

    Any time a guest enters a  theme park's turnstile at Walt Disney World, valid park admission is needed even if the guest is only entering to dine.

    All WDW theme park restaurants require park admission in order to dine at the restaurant. The only exception is the Rainforest Cafe at the Animal Kingdom which also offers an exterior entrance.

    Therefore, you'll need to plan your dining reservations around your theme park itinerary. If you will not be using park admission on a specific day, you can still dine at any of the WDW resorts such as the Polynesian or Downtown Disney. The resorts as well as Downtown Disney offer a wide-range of dining options!


    Whispering Canyon Cafe - Wilderness Lodge
    Boma - Animal Kingdom Lodge
    T-Rex Cafe - Downtown Disney
    Raglan Road - Downtown Disney
    Cape May Cafe - Beach Club
    California Grill - Contemporary

    and the list goes on!

    Have a wonderful visit to WDW!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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