Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 15, 2012
    Lisa 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.

    This is our first time to WDW. I didn't purchase a parkhopper. Can we have dinner at a different Resort without entering a park? What restuarant are outside of a park?

    Hi Lisa!

    You can dine anywhere you want to outside the parks!  The wonderful news is there are some FABULOUS restaurants located at various resorts and you don't need a park ticket to dine there.

    Take a look at the online dining reservation tool.  You can filter it by location and browse through the different resort restaurants to find places that will make your mouth water.  

    My favorite resort restaurant is 'Ohana at the Polynesian Resort.  This is an all you care to eat family style restaurant that serves delicious food with a Polynesian flare.  I can't get enough of the fried dumplings and lo mein noodles.  

    Do you like BBQ?  Whispering Canyon Cafe at the Wilderness Lodge is a favorite of my family's.  They have an all you care to eat BBQ skillet that has yummy brisket, my favorite!

    Would you like to dine with characters?  Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary Resort is my favorite spot to eat with Mickey and friends.  Also an all you care to eat restaurant (I promise they aren't all buffet's) that has something for everyone.  

    All the resorts from moderate's to deluxe's have table service dining, it's just a matter of choosing which one!

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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