• On Aug 18, 2020
    Michelle from AZ 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 offsite, can I visit a resort quick service restaurant? I see there is mention that a reservation is needed for resort table service restaurants. Does that mean I can't visit quick service unless I am staying there? Can I park there?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Michelle!

    Oh, you must be so excited for your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World! The magic is BACK! :-) 

    Some of our favorite dining opportunities are at several Walt Disney World Resort hotels, so I can see how fueling up at one of them during a day of park fun is part of the perfect plan. You can do so if you you have a confirmed dining reservation at one of the many fantastic Table Service locations throughout the resorts. While you dine, you are welcome to park your car at that resort. At this time, however, only Guests with a confirmed room reservation or a confirmed dining reservation may visit these Disney Resort hotels.

    That being said, there are some wonderful Table Service restaurants located throughout Walt Disney World Resort hotels that are a bit more casual than others, so consider a making a reservation at some of those. Looking to step outside of EPCOT for a midday meal or post-park dinner? Check out the newly expanded Beaches & Cream Soda Shop which is located at Disney's Beach Club Resort. It's just a few steps from EPCOTs International Gateway and offers soda fountain favorites plus some of the best onion rings on the planet!

    Over at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village, don't miss the spectacular Sanaa, where the delectable dishes are rivaled only by the outstanding savanna views. Try the Indian-style bread service, with accompaniments arranged in order from mild to hot, then step outside to view zebras, giraffes, and more from the Sunset Savanna overlook.

    Another family favorite is the always-impressive Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. At breakfast, try Tonga Toast (YUM!) or Macadamia Nut Pancakes with a Kona coffee or liliko'i juice (TRIPLE yum!); both lunch and dinner offer plenty of unique options that will satisfy every palate in your party.

    Don't forget all of the fabulous options at Disney Springs, too, with convenient parking available at the adjacent garages. There, you can enjoy many Quick Service meals or book a special Table Service reservation and take in the sights between dining and shopping. A night at Disney Springs is one of our favorite ways to end a Disney day!

    For more information about the latest happenings at Walt Disney World Resort hotels, take a look at the super-helpful post Disney Resort Hotels: Know Before You Go. Scroll down to "Top Things You Need To Know" for details regarding visiting Disney Resort hotels. In addition, be sure to download the My Disney Experience mobile app which will keep you updated with locations, operating hours, reservations and more throughout your stay.

    As you plan your perfect visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth, Michelle, be sure to send additional questions our way. We love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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