• On Apr 15, 2015
    Natali from NY 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.

    hello, when making a dining reservation at one of the parks do I need to purchase a park ticket to get in? what if I am only interested in the dining? thank you

    Hello, Natali!

    Thanks for asking a great question! The Walt Disney World Resort offers many amazing dining experiences, both inside and outside of the theme parks. 

    If you are planning to dine at a restaurant inside a theme park, you will need a valid park ticket for admittance, even if you only plan to have dinner. You might want to consider adding the Park Hopper option to your theme park tickets so you can have more flexibility with your dining experiences. For example, you can begin your day at Magic Kingdom then head over to Epcot to dine at La Hacienda de San Angel before viewing IllumiNations.  

    Another option is to dine at one of the many Resort hotel restaurants. My family loves dining at California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort or Narcoossee's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Be sure to leave room for dessert because there are some delicious treats available.

    Please let me know if you have further questions or would like more restaurant suggestions! I'm here to help!

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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