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  • On May 16, 2021
    Glenn from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! We are going to Disney World at the end of the month and were wondering if it is still possible to visit other resorts when you do not have a dining reservation (resort hopping). with the changing guidance, I was not sure what is going on with that.

    Hi, there!

     Welcome back to planDisney, Glenn. I'm so happy you stopped by and even happier to hear you're planning another visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! You must be counting down the days with excitement and anticipation. 

     You are correct that guidance has been changing and consequently, health and safety measures are being adapted. At this time, the Disney Resort Hotels: Know Before You Go page on the Walt Disney World Resort website still states that day Guests (Guests not staying overnight) must have a confirmed dining reservation to visit a Disney Resort hotel. That could certainly change between now and the time of your visit, so I suggest checking the Know Before You Go pages again closer to your arrival date. 

     The Disney Resorts Collection offers so many uniquely themed hotels. I used to just love "resort hopping" so I could experience the different themes and amenities! If there's one Disney Resort hotel in particular that you'd really like to visit, I recommend booking a dining reservation. Have you been to Sanaa before? This dining location is my family's most favorite in all of Walt Disney World Resort! When we have a dining reservation at Sanaa, we not only enjoy an incredible meal, we also get to view African animals on the Sunset Savanna AND explore the beautiful lobby at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village. What could be better than that?

     I hope this was helpful, Glenn. I'm wishing you another magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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