• On Jan 3, 2020
    Amanda from FL 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.

    Will it be an issue to enter the park without a valid ticket even though I have a dining reservation at night? I do not have park hopper for that day?

    Hi Amanda!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting that you have a Walt Disney World Resort vacation coming up! Definitely keep up with the Disney Parks Blog to learn about all of the new and now that's happening all around the 'World ... well, the Walt Disney World.

    Unfortunately, yes, any time anything is to be done inside one of Disney's Theme or Water Parks, a valid park admission is required. Would it be possible to change up your plans to be in that park that day, or find another dining reservation in the park where you plan to be that day?

    You don't have to make this decision now. For dining reservations where you were required to pay in full at the time of making the reservation (Hoop-Dee-Do Musical Revue, Cinderella's Royal Table), you may cancel these plans within 72 hours for a full refund. All other dining reservations where a credit card was placed on file to guarantee the reservation are allowed to cancel with 24 hours notice. And if you're still not sure what to do, you can upgrade to a Park Hopper ticket option the day of and use it immediately.

    I am so terribly sorry for the confusion, Amanda, but no matter what the outcome I know that you'll have an amazing time at the Most Magical Place on Earth!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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