• On Oct 9, 2018
    Aimee from NY 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.

    Hello, i was wondering if i had to have a dining package to eat at the crystal palace in magic kingdom and the 50's themed restaurant in hollywood studios

    Hi Aimee!

    It sounds like you are getting ready for a magical trip to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is the incredible food that you will be able to enjoy during your trip! I definitely plan my vacation days around what tasty treats we will be enjoying at each theme park we will be visiting and I never miss a chance for a Dole Whip!

    Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort have so much flexibility in how they plan their vacations. All Guests can enjoy incredible table service meals, including The Crystal Palace and 50's Prime Time Café, whether they are using one of the Disney dining plans or not. If you are not using a dining plan or if you are using the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, you can enjoy table service restaurants, such as the two you are interested in, by paying directly for your meal when you dine. Generally, you will pay for your meal directly with the server when you dine, just like most restaurant experiences.

    Keep in mind that when you enjoy a restaurant in one of the theme parks, your dining reservation and your meal do not include your theme park admission. So everyone in your group will need to have valid theme park admission in order to to enjoy both of these restaurants. I definitely recommend that you plan on making reservations for any table service restaurant you are interested in. Advanced dining reservations begin 180 days in advance, so be sure to make your reservations as soon as possible for anything you really want to enjoy!

    T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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