Mickey at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • On Jan 28, 2022
    Lisa from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I reserve a park reservation for Epcot and do not enter the park until after 2pm (spending the morning at a water park or Disney Springs, etc), will my reservation still be honored even though others are park hopping by that point in time?

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Lisa. Thanks for stopping by with your question. 

    I think you'll be happy to know that your park pass reservation guarantees you entry at that particular Walt Disney World theme Park all day. It doesn't matter if you get there in the morning, afternoon or evening, you will be granted access to that theme park. It is very rare that the Walt Disney World Theme Parks hit maximum capacity, only really around major holidays, so I wouldn't let it worry you at all!

    If you get hungry while you are at Disney Springs, I highly recommend grabbing a bite to eat at The BOATHOUSE. It's my favorite spot right now. Depending on your party size, you might not even need a reservation. There are three bars at the restaurant that seat you on a first-come, first-serve basis. Children are welcome to sit at the bar as well. If it's pretty out, I recommend sitting outside. It's so fun to sit out there and watch the amphicar tours go by. My go-to order right now is the lobster roll served warm and I always upgrade to the truffle fries. It's delicious! If you are a dessert person, I highly recommend the key lime pie in a jar. It's light and tart - a perfect ending to such a great meal. 

    Ending your day at EPCOT is such a great choice! I often do this too because I love snacking and drinking around The World Showcase for dinner. While you are there, the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival will be in full bloom. You'll have so many options for snacks at the Outdoor Kitchens located throughout the festival. Be sure to keep an eye out over on the Disney Parks Blog for more details as they are released. 

    I hope this helps! If you have any other questions as you plan your trip, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help! 

    Have fun. 
    Jackie H. 
thumbnail image for Jackie

Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Must-Dos at Epcot

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.