• On Oct 26, 2018
    Katie from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Do I need to purchase a park pass if we get into Orlando at 6, dinner around 8, staying at the Swan resort and we want to have dinner at Epcot?

    Hey there, Katie!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I love that you have magical plans made as soon as you arrive in Orlando!

    Dining at Epcot sounds fantastic. There are so many fabulous eateries here on my wish-list for future trips. Since you will be staying at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort, you will be just a short walk or boat ride away from this theme park.

    If you plan on spending any time within Epcot, even if you arrive later in the evening, you will need to use a day of your park ticket. If you don't want to use up your ticket for just a couple hours in the park, there are still so many amazing restaurants in the Epcot resort area I can recommend that will immerse you in wonderful theming without having to use a park ticket. I love Ale & Compass Restaurant or Crew's Cup Lounge at Disney's Yacht Club Resort which is only a short walk from your hotel. You can also take a breathtaking stroll on Disney's BoardWalk and dine at one of the many great restaurants along this seaside escape like Flying Fish or Trattoria al Forno. Many evenings I have spent here, because I love the atmosphere so much!

    I hope this helps, and please return if you have any other questions!
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Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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