Chef Mickey
  • On Jul 11, 2023
    Laura from Tyne and Wear Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If you've got a dining reservation in one of the theme parks, do you also need to have registered for that park that day as well? Thanks, Laura

    Welcome to planDisney, Laura! I hope you’re finding our group to be helpful as you plan your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida! I’m really glad that you brought that question to us today!

    Yes, Guests with a dining reservation for a restaurant located inside any of the four Disney Parks must have valid theme park admission (and, at the present time, a Disney Park Pass reservation) for the park in which the restaurant is located. For example, if you wish to dine at (my favorite) Be Our Guest Restaurant, you must have theme park admission for Magic Kingdom Park and a Disney Park Pass reservation for Magic Kingdom Park because the restaurant is located inside the park.

    Now, if you have a dining reservation for any of the restaurants located in the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, you need not be staying in that resort hotel. For example, Chef Mickey’s is located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Any Guest can make a reservation for that dining experience. You don’t need to be staying at the hotel.

    Also, Laura, don’t forget that you can make Disney Dining reservations 60 days prior to your vacation arrival date! Mark your calendar for that special date! Make your reservations as quickly as possible! Many Disney Dining reservations go quickly due to their popularity!

    Happy Planning!


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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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