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  • On Apr 28, 2022
    Kristina from IN 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 theme park admission and a theme park reservation to dine at Rainforest Cafe at Disney's Animal Kingdom?

    Hi there, Kristina!

    Welcome back to planDisney - we're so glad you stopped by with your question for our team of panelists!

    The Rainforest Cafe at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is located just outside of the park's entrance, which means that you do not need a valid Theme Park admission or Park Pass Reservation to dine there!

    Do keep in mind that if anyone in your party needs to utilize the parking lot at Animal Kingdom, normal rules will apply. Guests who have already paid for parking on that day at another Theme Park, registered Guests of Disney Resorts Collection hotels, and select Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members do receive complimentary parking, but other Guests would be required to pay for parking.

    If you and your crew are wanting to dine wild but do not want to visit Animal Kingdom, there is also a second Rainforest Cafe, along with tons of other dining, shopping, and entertainment options, located at Disney Springs. Be careful - this location has a volcano that is known to be a little moody!

    I hope this information helps your planning - please let us know if we can assist with answering any other questions!

    Ryan J.
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Meet the Panelist: Ryan, Ohio

Hi, everyone! I’m Ryan from Ohio and am so happy that you’re here! By day (and most nights and weekends), I'm a business professor mentoring the next generation of leaders. In my free time I love outdoor activities and traveling with my family and friends, scarfing down ice cream, and, of course, all things Disney! I can’t wait to help your crew plan a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Ryan

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