• On Jan 19, 2020
    Jennifer from TN 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.

    If I visit magic kingdom with a base ticket can I make a dining reservation at Epcot for that same day or would I need a park hopper?

    Hi Jennifer,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. We're happy to help with all your Walt Disney World vacation planning questions.

    A standard theme park ticket allows you to enter one theme park each day. You can come and go at that same park as much as you choose throughout the day. But you can't enter another park for any reason, including for a dining reservation.

    So, if you want to spend the day at Magic Kingdom and have dinner at Epcot, you will need to upgrade to a park hopper. If a park hopper doesn't fit your budget or your needs for the rest of your vacation -- and you want to eat outside of Magic Kingdom -- I'd suggest choosing a restaurant in one of the monorail resorts (the Contemporary, Polynesian Village Resort or the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa). 

    My family often takes a break from a Magic Kingdom day for a late lunch and a little rest at the Contempo Cafe, Kona Cafe or Gasparilla Island Grill. For table service dining nearby, we're also fans of California Grill, 'Ohana, Grand Floridian Cafe and Narcoossee's. All three of the resorts also have comfy chairs in the lobbies if you want to relax a bit and give your feet a break before continuing your fun at Magic Kingdom.

    Thanks for your question, Jennifer. Please let us know if we can help in any other way. Enjoy!

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We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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