• On Oct 11, 2021
    Wilson from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does restaurant we wish to reserve have to be in the park where we have a reservation?

    Hi Wilson, 

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for taking the time to visit us with your question about Dining at Walt Disney World Resort.  It looks like you will be spending part of the holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort, how exciting!  My family and I love to visit during December, there is something truly magical about Disney during the holidays! 

    Since you are visiting Walt Disney World Resort during one of the busiest times of year, I highly recommend making your Advanced Dining Reservations in the same Theme Park for which you have a Theme Park Reservation or at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel nearby.  If you have the Park Hopper option, you could always hop over to another Theme Park if you have a reservation, but if that Theme Park reaches capacity, you will not be able to enter even if you have an Advanced Dining Reservation.   There are so many fabulous Dining Locations at Walt Disney World Resort, I know you will be able to find a Dining Location that is "Practically Perfect" for your visit! 

    When booking your Advanced Dining Reservations, if you do choose to Park Hop in order to get to your reservation, be sure that you leave enough travel time to make it to your destination.  Travel time between areas can take up to 90 minutes, make sure you plan accordingly.  

    I hope that you found this information useful, Wilson.  If you have any other questions, please come back and visit planDisney again, we are always happy to help. 

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