• On May 18, 2016
    Ana from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi my family and I will be taking our first ever vacation to Disney Orlando I just noticed that my 4 reserved Character Dinners are at Magic Kingdom, do I need a park hopper for all 4 days to just go to dinner? In confused on this matter! Help

    Hi Ana,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'm glad you stopped by because I want to let you know that if you don't plan to spend all 4 days in Magic Kingdom park or add the Park Hopper Option to your tickets, you'll want to change your dining reservations to match your plans.

    Any time you enter a theme park you need to have park admission. This includes the use of any dining reservations you have. So if you plan to spend the day in Epcot and you do not have the Park Hopper Option added to your tickets, you'll need to plan for dinner in Epcot or at another dining location outside the theme parks.

    I hope this helps clarify things for you, Ana. I can tell you that the dining options in all four theme parks are incredible with many tasty options, many of which do not require a reservation. 

    Please let us know if you have any other questions as you plan your magical vacation, Ana. Have a Disney day!

    Andrea U.
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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