Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Apr 28, 2021
    Vivian from NY Asked

    Is park hopping (included on ticket) guaranteed, or can you be denied entrance if the park is full? We have dining reservations in the evening but not a reservation to enter the park. Can we park hop in order to enjoy our dining experience?

    Hello Vivian!

    Welcome to planDisney! The Disney Park Pass System was introduced last summer to make social distancing possible in theme parks, increasing safety for both Cast Members and Guests. As Americans feel comfortable traveling again, these Park Pass Reservations are filling quickly, so I am glad you were able to snag one for your day at Epcot!

    Park Hopping can be limited by availability. Having an Advance Dining Reservation in a second theme park will not guarantee you admission to that second theme park. That said, to date, Park Hopping has not been an issue, and Guests have not been denied park entry due to capacity. I would always give a word of caution however, that depending on when you are going, it is always a possibility. For example, I would be cautious about trying to hop to Magic Kingdom on the Fourth of July, or for the Golden Anniversary of the Magic Kingdom on October 1, but generally, you will probably have good luck hopping!

    Don’t forget, you must enter the park that you have a Park Pass Reservation for before you can hop to another park. Some Guests are unaware of this and simply show up at an alternate theme park after 2 PM and are denied entry. Make sure to head over and enjoy the Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival for a bit before heading to Magic Kingdom!

    Sending you pixie dust for easy park hopping, Vivian!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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