Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Oct 2, 2011
    Vicki 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.

    I'm planning our vacation over the Christmas Holidays, I was wondering if you can take food into the parks? Also, if I'm not a guest at the resort, can you book dinner shows? I'm interested in the Hoop De Doo. Thanks

    Hi Vicki!

    Absolutely!  You can bring food and non-alcoholic beverages into the parks.  However, you can't bring any glass containers and you can't bring in a big cooler!  But you'll have no problems with food and drinks in a backpack!  It's a good way to save some money.

    You can definitely make reservations at any Walt Disney World Resort restaurant, including dinner shows.  You do not have to stay in a Disney owned and operated hotel.  You can reservations online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.  Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance.  Late December is a very popular time to visit Walt Disney World, so you will want to make reservations ASAP.  Many guests made dining reservations and dinner show reservations for late December a couple of months ago.

    Enjoy planning your magical vacation and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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