• On Feb 26, 2009
    Nyla from NE 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.

    hi, not sure if this question has been asked but was wondering if restaurants such as the "california grill" in the contemporary resort is considered one the parks. (do you need to be at that park that day or just in disneyworld? thanks

    Hi, Nyla!  Restaurants that are inside the Walt Disney World resort hotels are not considered "in the parks", and you will not need theme park admission to enjoy dining at those restaurants.  They are part of the Walt Disney World resort, but they are not Walt Disney World theme park restaurants.

    If you do choose to dine at one of the many wonderful Walt Disney World theme park restaurants, they will require that you have paid admission to the theme park in order to get to the restaurant.  If you have park hopper passes, you do not need to spend the whole day in that park to go to a restaurant there. 

    I hope that answers your question!
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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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