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  • On Nov 9, 2022
    Renee from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you need a hotel reservation to dine at a Disney World hotel?

    Hey there, hi there, Renee! Welcome, pal, and thanks for coming by.

    Walt Disney World has so many amazing dining options! With choices that include everything from really unique quick service options to gourmet dining experiences, you'll have so much fun browsing menus and planning meals.

    Renee, right now, if you want to dine at one of the Disney Resorts Collection hotels, you don't have to have a reservation at the hotel, but you may need a reservation at the restaurant where you'd like to dine. If you are not a guest at the resort, you need a confirmed dining reservation in order to park at the resort.

    If you want to go to grab a quick bite or a snack, you can access the resort hotels using Disney Resort Transportation. You don't need a restaurant reservation if you use one of the buses, boats, monorails, or Skyliner to get to the resort you want to visit.

    Now that you've got this information, the fun can really begin! I hope you get the restaurant reservations that you want, and I hope you get to enjoy some really delicious dining options.


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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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