• On Feb 17, 2020
    Dawn from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Is there a picnic area outside Magic Kingdom?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Dawn! I'm so glad you stopped by with your question. 

    I see that you'll be headed to my favorite place, the Walt Disney World Resort, in August! My husband and I have embraced the Florida summers and traveled to the parks the last few years during this time as well. 

    Dawn, while there is not a dedicated picnic area outside Magic Kingdom Park, I do have good news- you are able to bring your picnic into the park! I love that (with a few restrictions) outside food and beverage are welcome. The website states that alcoholic beverages and glass containers are prohibited, so make sure to keep that in mind while you're packing up your goodies. It might also be helpful to know that dry ice and loose ice are not permitted. Ice packs or cold packs are recommended.

    Now, as for where to eat! Again, while there isn't a dedicated picnic area, there are lots of spots for you to use. If you're going full picnic style and bringing a blanket to spread out on the ground, I recommend the hub area with idyllic views of Cinderella Castle

    If you're looking for more seclusion, head on over to Tom Sawyer Island! This is the perfect spot to feel like you've been transported into the wilderness. 

    Finally, if you're looking for an easy spot to find a table, there are a few Quick-Service locations, like Tortuga Tavern in Adventureland, with open outside tables that you can use.

    Dawn, I hope this helps as you are getting ready for your trip! Wishing you a day full of pixie dust and Magical moments. Come on back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any other questions you might have, 

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Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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