Giraffes at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • On Mar 9, 2023
    Gordon from AR 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 I need park tickets to eat at Sanaa. Where do I park if I’m not staying on Disney property to eat at Sanaa.

    Hi Gordon, and welcome to planDisney! 

    Sanaa is one of my favorite restaurants on Walt Disney World Resort property, so just so you know, I am smiling from ear to ear right now. From the roaming animals grazing outside the dining room to the delectable bread service (seriously, this cannot be missed), Sanaa is one of the most unique table service restaurants outside of the theme parks. 

    With that being said, I have great news for you, Gordon. You do not need a theme park ticket or theme park reservation to eat at Sanaa. Sanaa is located at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas--Kidani Village, which is a Resort hotel outside of the theme parks. Its secluded location makes for an amazing getaway from the hustle and bustle of theme parks, water parks, and shopping areas (like Disney Springs). 

    As a Disney "local," I drive to the Resort hotel restaurants often. You can most definitely park at the hotel as an offsite Guest. Be sure to make an advance dining reservation for Sanaa on the My Disney Experience app or desktop website. At the hotel's security gate, tell them that you have a reservation, and you'll be allowed to park at no additional cost for up to 3 hours. 

    Gordon, if you have any other questions about your upcoming vacation, please revisit us here at planDisney. See ya real soon!

    Magic always,
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