California Grill with Magic Kingdom View at Night
  • On Apr 23, 2024
    Sourab from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I want to make a dinner reservation for fine dining in one park A, but I have planned to go to another park B on that day. Can I enter park A with my dinner reservation?

    Royal greetings, Sourab!

    A warm welcome to planDisney and thank you for bringing us your wonderful Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question. Soon, you'll be embarking on an enchanting escape to The Most Magical Place on Earth. Excitement awaits! Let's discuss theme park admission requirements for dining reservations at the Walt Disney World Resort to get you on your way to a delectable dinner experience.

    Sourab, I understand you're hoping to secure a Signature Dining booking in one of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks during your visit. I can't imagine a more memorable way to enjoy the finest food and drinks The Most Magical Place on Earth has to offer! It's important to note that valid theme park admission (and a theme park reservation, if applicable) is required to enter a restaurant inside a theme park. This is true even if you only intend to stay inside the theme park for the duration of your dining experience. Therefore, a dining reservation alone will not be sufficient to allow a Guest entry into the theme park where the restaurant is located.

    In order to ensure a seamless theme park entry experience, I recommend upgrading your theme park ticket to include the Park Hopper option, Sourab. This will allow you to keep your original theme park plans and give you the ability to "hop" to the other theme park when it's time for your upscale dining experience! Alternatively, you could modify the theme park selection you made when you purchased your theme park ticket (subject to availability). Sometimes, these modifications can be made online. Otherwise, you could call the Existing Tickets phone line for assistance!

    Sourab, there are some fantastic Signature Dining experiences located outside the theme parks. Booking a dinner reservation at one of these locations would allow you to keep your original theme park admission and plans and provide you with a restful mid-afternoon break at a nearby Disney Resort hotel or Disney Springs! At the time of writing, Cítricos at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Flying Fish at Disney's BoardWalk both show availability for the date of your visit. I've had the opportunity to enjoy dinner in both locations and highly recommend both. Cítricos would work well if you'll be visiting Magic Kingdom Park and Flying Fish is easy to access from EPCOT. Just remember to check any applicable dress codes for these locations if you'll be heading to dinner straight from the theme parks!

    I hope you've found this information helpful, Sourab. I wish you a magical and memorable vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort and encourage you to revisit us here at planDisney with any additional questions you might have. We're here to help you make the most of your time at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    Warm wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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