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  • On Sep 5, 2023
    Sharon from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I'm trying to book a tour / special event (Rhinos and Dolphins), do I have to make a park reservation first?

    Hiya Sharon!

    Welcome to planDisney! Enchanting Extras like "Up Close with Rhinos" and "EPCOT Seas Adventures- Dolphins in Depth" both occur in the Parks but they each have different Theme Park Reservation requirements.  

    It's very important to read the fine print for each Enchanting Extra you end up booking. I sometimes find even more information when I click "Check Availability" and then "View Important Details" on the page with the date selection options. It's a tiny clickable text but it has a lot of information. 

    I have found that the "Up Close with Rhinos" tour does require a separate valid admission and park reservation for the date of your tour. Theme Park admission is not included in the price of the tour. 

    However, EPCOT Seas Adventures- Dolphins in Depth does not require a Theme Park admission or reservation nor is it included with the ticket. That's very unusual as most Park tours require Valid Admission and Theme Park Reservation. 

    If you end up deciding on a tour or special Enchanted Extra that requires a Theme Park Reservation I would not delay in making it. It would be so unfortunate to have a special experience set up that you could not even access. I hope you choose well and make great memories!

    If you have any more questions please feel free to let me know! I hope you have a great time! Happy Planning!

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