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  • On Jun 4, 2024
    Lorelie from NY 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 am staying in a Disney Resort, can I invite family (not staying with us) to have dinnerg at a Disney resort restaurant?

    Hi Lorelie,

    Welcome to planDisney!

    Wow! Your trip is in just a few days!!! I can imagine the dancing in your household right now. You will be delighted to know that guests can dine at a restaurant with you at a Walt Disney World® Resort hotel. I would suggest that you make an advanced dining reservation and include their names on the reservation. 

    In general, I recommend advanced dining reservations, especially for character meals. Also make sure they have your room number (and building name if applicable) when they get to the front gate area to park. Be sure to find out how long they can park while visiting. Typically, I say limit it to three hours, but I always advise guests to check when they are onsite. 

    As you continue to make plans, I do have a few additional tips. If you have not yet done so, check the park hours. Be sure to take a look at the early entry hours for Disney Resorts Collection and guests of other select hotels. Also, if you are staying at a deluxe or deluxe villa resort, be sure to check for Extended Evening Theme Park Hours. Also, check the hours for the Happily Ever After and Luminous The Symphony of Us fireworks. Both shows are spectacular. I recommend finding a viewing spot an hour prior to the shows!

    Magic and memories,
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