Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 15, 2011
    Melanie 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 wanted to know if its better to purchase park tickets when we get there at our resort and hope for discounts or before we get there and if we have dinner reservations in a park do we have to have disney tickets for that park or is there an outside ent.

    It is much more cost-effective to pre-purchase your WDW park tickets.

    If you are looking for a cost-saving option, I can personally recommend as I have purchased tickets from them twice. If you or a family member belongs to the AAA Automobile Club, price out tickets there as well.

    If you have a reservation to dine within one of the theme parks, you will need park admission to enter. The only exception that I can think of is the Rainforest Cafe at the Animal Kingdom which does have a separate entrance prior to the park's entrance. Otherwise, any time that you enter a park's turnstile whether it is to tour the park, dine or watch a show, you will need admission.

    Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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