Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 24, 2014
    Jocelyn from NH 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.

    Do I need a Park ticket to enter park if I have a dinner reservation? We are traveling during the day so didn't purchase a park ticket but wanted to eat dinner at Epcot, so wondering if I need to purchase a park ticket?

    Hi Jocelyn,

    Guests must use an admission ticket any time they enter the theme parks - even if they're just having dinner or just shopping.

    You should keep in mind that for longer stays, it only costs a few dollars to add an extra ticket day. For example, if you have a nine-day ticket and want to make it a ten-day ticket, then your incremental cost to upgrade will only be about $8. This make make having dinner at Epcot worth it. On the other hand, the cost of adding a third day to a two-day ticket is much higher - probably not worth the extra money just for a meal.

    If you decide not to use a ticket day to eat at Epcot, remember that there are plenty of great options at the resort hotels and at Downtown Disney. None of those restaurants require use of an admission ticket to dine.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know what else we can do to help.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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