Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jul 24, 2015
    Michelle from RI 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.

    can you get into a restaurant in the park just for dining if you have not yet purchased tickets. For example, we fly in on a Tuesday and want to have diinner in Hollywood Studios, but only want to buy park tickets for the following 4 days. Can we do that

    Hi, Michelle!

    Valid Theme Park admission is required for dining at any Walt Disney World Restaurant located within any of the Theme Parks, even if you only plan on visiting the restaurant. However, there are many restaurants located at some Walt Disney World Resort hotels which are absolutely amazing and do not require tickets. You do not even have to be staying at the hotel! There are also many wonderful restaurants located in the Downtown Disney area. There are still many options for you to choose from, and I have several personal favorites!

    My top choice is 'Ohana located at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. I love meat and there is plenty to go around at 'Ohana! I do not normally eat sweets but the 'Ohana Bread Pudding à la mode with Bananas-Caramel Sauce is seriously the best thing I have ever eaten!

    If you want to dive right into the magic, try Chef Mickey's found inside Disney's Contemporary Resort. Mickey Mouse himself will be there as well as some of his friends! This is a buffet, so you can re-fuel well after your long day of travel.

    Another great option for you is to dine at a Downtown Disney area restaurant. My favorite is Wolfgang Puck Express. This is a Counter Service restaurant, however you will never guess from the food - it is delicious! My boys say they serve the best spaghetti they have ever eaten! After dinner, stroll around and enjoy some shopping or head to Splitsville Luxury Lanes for some family fun!

    Wishing you and your family a magical vacation, Michelle!


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Meet the Panelist: Rachel, Wisconsin

Hi, I’m Rachel! I am a “boy mom” to two rowdy little men at home and married to my high school sweetheart. I am fortunate enough that my prince charming loves all things Disney just as much as I do! For me, planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be just as magical as being there. It brings our family together as we dream, plan, and count down the days. I would be honored to help plan your visit and share in your family’s very own magic! Learn More About Rachel

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