• On Aug 9, 2018
    Madison from ON 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.

    Can you enter one of the theme parks for a dinning reservation only without using a day of your park passes? For example can you spend the day in Magic Kingdom and then go to Epcot for a dinner reservation without having the park hopper option?

    Hi Madison!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It sounds like you are getting ready for an incredible Walt Disney World Resort vacation and I'm happy to help you with your plans. The restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort are some of the best and I love enjoying all of the amazing dining experiences throughout the theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs!

    In order to enjoy a restaurant in one of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, you must have a valid theme park admission for that park to access the restaurant since your dining reservation does not include theme park admission. So if you will be spending the day in Magic Kingdom and then heading to Epcot for dinner, then you will need to have a valid theme park ticket with the Park Hopper Option to access both theme parks for that day's itinerary.

    So if you have a standard theme park ticket without the Park Hopper Option, you can always enjoy the amazing restaurants in the Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs. For example, if you are enjoying Magic Kingdom for the day, I recommend that you consider making a reservation for Chef Mickey's, 'Ohana or Narcoossee's as they are just a short monorail ride away from Magic Kingdom!

    Please let us know if you have additional questions as you continue making your vacation plans. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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