EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 14, 2012
    Sharon 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.

    If my family is spending the day at Hollywood Studios but have dining reservations at Epcot, do we need a park hopper pass?

    The short answer to your question, Sharon, is yes.  Guests who plan to spend the majority of the day at one park and "hop" to another for dinner will need the park hopper option in order to so; dining reservations at a secondary park will not gain you theme park admission.  If you're traveling on a budget, you might find that it is best to schedule your meal reservations for the park you'll be spending the day in, or at a resort hotel.  Doing so would allow you to omit that costly park hopper option.  On the other hand, the park hopper does reduce limitations with regard to touring and dining.  If funds are not an issue and you'd like to keep your Hollywood Studios touring/Epcot dinner day as planned, then the park hopping option is the way to go.  I hope that clears things up for you.  Enjoy your trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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