• On Feb 17, 2016
    Carrie 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.

    Hi there. This may seem like a stupid question but can I make reservations at Coral Reef Restaurant but not have to purchase theme park tickets? My son is a little young for Epcot and we didn't plan on visiting that park for anything more than this.

    Hi Carrie!

    To enjoy a restaurant located in a Walt Disney World Resort theme park you need valid theme park admission. So unfortunately, you would need a theme park ticket for Epcot in order to eat at Coral Reef Restaurant. You have a few options for how you can enjoy a fantastic seafood meal during your trip. You could add the Park Hopper Option to your base theme park tickets, allowing you entry to multiple theme parks each day. So you could start your day at the theme park of your choice and then head to Epcot for a fabulous seafood dinner with an amazing view of the coral reef. My sons enjoy many of the attractions in Epcot's Future World, such as The Seas with Nemo & Friends, Living with the Land and Spaceship Earth. You could catch those during your time at Epcot along with Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, one of my favorite nighttime shows at Walt Disney World Resort!

    There are several other excellent seafood restaurants located throughout Walt Disney World Resort that you and your family could enjoy outside of the theme parks. My family had the pleasure of dining at Narcoosee's for the first time on our last trip and it was an amazing experience! Located right on Seven Seas Lagoon, the restaurant has beautiful views of the monorail resorts and Magic Kingdom. (And the almond-crusted cheesecake is fantastic!) My other favorite seafood restaurant is The BOATHOUSE. With beautiful views, a fun atmosphere and incredible food, this restaurant is a great addition to your Walt Disney World Resort plans. Plus, since it is located in the heart of Disney Springs, you will be able to explore all of the new additions to the area during your visit!

    T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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