Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Nov 15, 2012
    Kim from MA 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.

    I am trying to make dinner plans for a night that I am not planning on going to a park. I am wondering if it is possible to have dinner in Downtown Disney without a park pass for that day? If so do you have recommendations with a 3yo?

    Welcome back to the Moms Panel, Kim!  I am happy to tell you that guests do not need theme park admission to gain entry into Downtown Disney. There is no fee to visit Downtown Disney and parking is free for all guests.  I would highly recommend dinner at either T-REX, A Prehistoric Adventure or Rainforest Café in Downtown Disney with a "little one." T-REX, A Prehistoric Adventure is a popular dinosaur themed restaurant with life-size animatronic creatures and frequent meteor showers. For my family of six, a Walt Disney World vacation is not complete without one prehistoric meal at T-REX. Rainforest Café is another great dining location for children of all ages!  Rainforest Café features a jungle atmosphere with life-size animatronic gorillas and elephants that my children absolutely marvel at. Follow the links I have provided to learn more about T-REX, A Prehistoric Adventure and Rainforest Café. Guests may begin booking Advanced Dining Reservations 180 days in advance by calling (407) WDW-DINE or by going online here. I hope this information helps. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to write me back. Best wishes for a Roaring good time at Downtown Disney, Kim!
    Happy Planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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