• On Sep 6, 2018
    Corryn 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.

    Do you have to have a park pass to come in and eat at the restaurants? One in particular I am asking about is Chef Mickeys.

    Hi Corryn and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I have good news! You do not need to have a theme park ticket to dine at one of the wonderful restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. Since you asked about Chef Mickey's, you can go to this popular restaurant at Disney's Contemporary Resort without entering a park. If you drive yourself, you will simply need to tell the security guard at the gate that you are there to dine at Chef Mickey's. They will typically issue a three-hour parking permit to cover the time you will be dining. 

    Corryn, thank you for visiting us again with another great question. I hope you'll let us know if we can help you with any other questions.
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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