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  • On Nov 11, 2022
    Matt from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be visiting and not staying at a Disney resort can I still make reservations for Lunch at a hotel property

    Hey Howdy Hey Matt,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney. It sounds like you are in planning mode for a wonderful Walt Disney World Resort vacation. If you ask me, the only thing to help pass the time until I am back "home" is by planning my next visit. 

    We absolutely love visiting all of the Disney Resorts Collection hotels as it helps us pick where we may want to stay on our next visit. Plus, some of our absolute favorite restaurants are located at a Disney resort. The great news is you do not have to be a Guest at that resort, or even be a Guest staying at another Disney resort to enjoy these restaurants. Anyone visiting the Walt Disney World Resort area is welcome to dine at a resort restaurant as long as there is availability. I do strongly recommend making an advanced dining reservation though, as even resort restaurants are quite popular, so walk-up reservations may be hard to obtain. As a reminder, reservations can be made starting at 60 days before your arrival. 

    If you plan on dining at one of these locations while spending the day at a theme park, you can also use the complimentary Resort Transportation to go from the theme park to the resort and then back to the theme park (during operating hours). It is very convenient and easy. If you plan on driving over to the resort, you will need to check in with the Cast Member at the security gate, as they will want to confirm your reservation in order to access parking. 

    I hope this information helps you plan the perfect lunchtime feast. if I can help with any further planning questions, please stop back and see me

    T-T-F-N (Ta-Ta for now),

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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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