• On Aug 11, 2021
    Shayna from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I made a dining reservation for Hollywood Studios at 7:40PM on a day where our park reservation is in Magic Kingdom. It is after park hopping hours, is this allowed since dining options are slim to none?

    Heigh-Ho Shayna,

    Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary is just around the river bend and Guests are sure to experience magical and memorable moments that will last a lifetime from this momentous celebration. As your visit approaches keep an EAR out for exciting updates by following the Disney Parks Blog and be ready to enjoy the debut of Epcot’s Harmonious and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, as well as Magic Kingdom Park’s Disney Enchantment plus so much more. 

    Making Advanced Dining Reservations is a MUST when dining at one of the Table-Service restaurants. From locations such as many of the Walt Disney World Resorts, all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Disney Springs choosing where to have your culinary adventure is one Guests should map out when planning their itinerary. When making an advanced dining reservation, at one of the restaurants in a Walt Disney World Theme Park, it is important to know all Guests in your dining party should have a valid Walt Disney World Theme Park ticket as well as a Disney Park Pass reservation to enter the park. Where this gets tricky is when Guests, who have the upgraded Park Hopper option, make an advanced dining reservation at one of the restaurants, inside a Walt Disney World Theme Park, that is not where their Disney Park Pass reservation is for the day. As long as the reservation is made after 2:00 p.m., because this is when park hopping hours begin, and the park is not at capacity, allowing you and your party to enter, then your dining reservation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is accessible. However, if the park hits capacity and at the discretion of Walt Disney World doesn’t permit park-hopping Guests to enter then you will not be able to make your reservation and you run the risk of being charged for not keeping your reservation. As long as you feel comfortable with your chances then go for it but if you have some doubt then I suggest looking for a dining reservation, where you have your Disney Park Pass reservation for the day or another location around the Walt Disney World Resort. 

    If I can be of any further assistance feel free to ask and check out our Instagram (@planDisneypanel) and Panel Extras for more vacation planning tips.

    Have a Practically Perfect Day,

    Amy M. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

I am a Dreamer who has always believed dreams are meant to be the path to your future. Walt Disney, I believe, felt the same way, "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Disney has always been proof that endless imagination and the passion to make them come to fruition is possible. I will never be to old for Disney, it is home to all of us Dreamers. 

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