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  • On Feb 15, 2022
    Amy from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you have to have a ticket/park reservation for Animal Kingdom in order to dine at Rainforest Cafe?

    Hello Amy,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. Although there are many Rainforest Cafe locations throughout the United States, it's a wildly fun themed restaurant that fits right into the Disney experience. Kids, especially love hearing the sound of thunder that signals the rainforest coming to life, and the giant fish tanks are beautiful. Be sure to save room to share the Sparkling Volcano for dessert. (It's really just a huge brownie sundae, but it gets extra points for presentation.)

    There are actually two Rainforest Cafe locations in Walt Disney World, one in Disney Springs and one right outside of Disney's Animal Kingdom. The entrance to the park is located outside of the restaurant, so you won't need a park ticket to enjoy a meal at the Animal Kingdom location, and it can sometimes be easier to get reservations there than it is at Disney Springs. The menu is identical at both locations, but the one at Animal Kingdom does serve breakfast in addition to lunch and dinner. You will need to pay for parking at Disney's Animal Kingdom, while parking at Disney Springs is complimentary. If you are staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, you can just use Disney transportation. 

    Hope this helps. Have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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