• On May 17, 2017
    Joann from LA 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.

    My husband and I are coming to Disney World on Dec. 3rd and will be leaving on Dec. 10th. We have a 5 day Hopper pass. If we decide to eat dinner at one of the restaurants in Epcot, would that count as one of our days on our hopper passes.

    Hi there Joann,

    How exciting to be visiting Walt Disney World Resort in December!  The answer to your question is yes. Valid theme park admission is required in order to dine inside the theme parks. If you are only entering Epcot to dine at one of the Table-Service restaurants and do not have time to fully experience the park, I would suggest dining at one of the Disney Resort hotels or Disney Springs instead. This would allow you to use your 5-Day Ticket with Park Hopper Option on days you have ample time to fully experience everything the parks have to offer.

    I hope this information has been helpful to you. If you have any additional questions or would like dining recommendations, please don't hesitate to reach out again. Best wishes for a magical and merry trip, Joann!

    Happy Planning,
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Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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