EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 16, 2014
    Jamie from PA 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.

    Just wondering if you are able to character dine for lunch without visiting the park. I wanted to make reservations at Tusker House for lunch but we weren't necessarily planning on going to Animal Kingdom. Thanks!!

    Hi Jamie,

    You'll need to use a park ticket any time you enter the park - even for just a meal.

    However, there are several character dining experiences that are not in the parks. These include:

    - Cape May Cafe at the Beach Club, breakfast
    - Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary, breakfast and dinner
    - 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian, breakfast and dinner
    - Ohana at the Polynesian, breakfast

    If you dine at one of these character locations, then you won't need to use a park ticket. For a similar experience to Tusker House, try Chef Mickey's which also has a buffet and many of the same Disney characters in attendance.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know what else we can do to help.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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