Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On May 23, 2013
    Jean 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.

    Planning on going to Disney on September 2013 and thinking of getting the Dining Plan. I was wondering, do I have to use my Park Entry Ticket to access the reserved restaurant? For example: Can I visit Epcot during the day and dine at Cinderella's Castle?


    That is one of the hitches when you plan to dine at a Walt Disney World restaurant that is located inside of one of the parks. You have to gain admission to the park first. So if you are not getting park hoppers, and you make Epcot your park of the day, no, you would not be able to get into the Magic Kingdom to dine at Cinderella's Royal Table. To do so you would have to add the Park Hopper feature to your tickets.

    But I have a solution. If you are in Epcot, and really want to get that Princess experience, try the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall within Epcot's World Showcase. The food is very good, the princess experience is comparable (in some ways better, as you sometimes get a broader array of princesses) and it will only cost you 1 table service credit, as opposed to the 2 that you 'pay' at Cinderella's Royal Table!

    I hope that this helps? Write me back if you have any follow-up questions. I LOVE dining questions!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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