Epcot and monorail at night
  • On Sep 14, 2022
    Molly from RI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have a park reservation at Magic Kingdom. However, our lunch reservation is in the World Showcase at EPCOT at 12:30 p.m., before official Park Hopping time begins. Do we need to change our plans and start the day with an EPCOT park reservation?

    Hiya, Molly.

    I’m so glad you followed the second star to the right straight on to planDisney today! With less than two months to go until your vacation to The Most Magical Place on Earth is here, I bet your excitement is bursting at the seams. Let the final countdown commence!

    It sounds like you’re a girl after my own Park Hop-loving heart, Molly! I, too, often find myself vacillating between Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT on my own trips back “home.” Unfortunately, you will need to change your Disney Park Pass Theme Park Reservation in order to make the dining reservation you currently have booked. You will not be allowed to enter EPCOT in time for your reservation at 12:30 p.m. if you don’t. The bright side is that Magic Kingdom Park is scheduled to be open later than EPCOT most nights during your trip, so you will have more time in the magic overall if you switch your Theme Park Reservations around strategically.

    If you don’t want to change your Disney Park Pass, you have the option of modifying your dining reservation instead (subject to availability). Just head to your “Future Plans” in your My Disney Experience mobile app, scroll down until you find the dining reservation you wish to change, and click on it. Select “Modify” from the options to start to search for a later time. If there is a later reservation available, click on it and follow through the remaining steps to book the new time.

    Molly, I hope this information helps. If you think of anything else we can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to stop by again. May your trip be filled with laughter, memories, and pixie dust!

    Think happy thoughts,

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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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