• On Nov 28, 2018
    Pietro from MONTEVIDEO 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 have two dinner reservations at Pizzafari (AK) both at 7:30p.m. The park closes at 8:00pm but on the second day there is a Ticket-Event scheduled at 8:30pm. Until what time can I stay in the restaurant on each of those two days if I dont have a ticket?

    Hi Pietro,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It sounds like you're planning to enjoy Pizzafari Family-Style Dining during your next vacation. The menu looks amazing and it sounds like a fantastic way to finish your day at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

    With a dinner reservation close to park closing time, you will have the time you need to enjoy your meal without being rushed. On the first day when the park is closing at 8:00 p.m., after you have finished dining Cast Members will direct you to the park exit. On the second day when there is a Special Event, you will again be directed to the park exit. Cast Members will be looking to see if you have a lanyard or wristband that indicates you have purchased a ticket to the Special Event. Without evidence you are supposed to be at the Special Event, Cast Members will gently direct you to the park exit. 

    I am guessing the Special Event is Disney After Hours at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. If there is room in your budget, I strongly recommend the Disney After Hours events. A limited number of tickets are sold which makes it much easier to visit several attractions in a short period of time. 

    Pietro, thank you for visiting us with your question. I hope you'll let us know if we can help you with any other planning questions. 
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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