My Disney World is a website dedicated to providing tips and advice for visitors to Walt Disney World. We cover all the basics of planning a trip, including how to get there, what to do, and where to stay. It also provides information on restaurants, parks, and non-park activities.
Reservations for the Park Hopper
If you are planning a trip to Disney World, you may want to consider purchasing tickets for the Park Hopper. This is an option that allows you to enter any of the Disney World theme parks after 2 PM each day.
There are several advantages to purchasing a Park Hopper ticket. Firstly, it provides you with more time to enjoy your favorite attractions. Secondly, it gives you the flexibility to change your plans if you are unable to make it to your original itinerary. Finally, it lets you skip the lines on your favorite rides.
One thing to keep in mind is that the Park Hopper option is available only in certain parks. For example, the Animal Kingdom does not require a reservation. In addition, it is not possible to visit two parks in the same day without a Park Hopper.
Buying a Park Hopper is not cheap. A ticket allows you to enjoy a few hours in any of the Disney World theme parks, including EPCOT. Getting a Park Hopper ticket is not a requirement, but it can be a fun bonus for visitors who are staying at a Walt Disney World resort.
Before you get started, you should first check out the available Park Hopper options at your resort. Typically, you will be able to make reservations for up to five different parks.
You can also check the My Disney Experience app to see what the park has to offer. Depending on the season, your park could be undergoing capacity restrictions. These limitations will likely have an impact on your ability to enjoy the park.
The My Disney Experience app will tell you if there is any available Park Hopper tickets, and if you can make them work with your park pass. Generally, it is a good idea to buy your Park Hopper ticket in advance, so that you have time to complete any Park Hopper tasks that you may have hoped to accomplish.
Lastly, you can use your Park Hopper ticket to avoid line congestion at new attractions. Some attractions, like the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, offer early virtual queue boarding groups.
A Character Dining Disney World experience is one of the best ways to interact with your favorite Disney characters. The experience is great for families with children of all ages. You can enjoy a breakfast buffet, lunch or dinner.
It is important to book your Disney character dining reservation early. Reservations can be made at the Walt Disney World website or through the My Disney Experience app. There are several character restaurants, including Chef Mickey’s.
The characters will come to your table and interact with you during the meal. They may also stop for a quick photo. At times, the Disney characters will move on to another family. This is a great way to avoid long lines to meet the Disney characters.
Disney Character Dining at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa features a buffet that includes seafood specialties. Kids can choose from a wide range of entrees, including shrimp and grits, grilled chicken and baked quiche.
Another Disney restaurant that has a character is the California Adventure Restaurant. Princesses and princes are on the menu, as well as a variety of meat and veggie dishes. Children under 3 can share a parent’s plate for free. However, it is recommended to book the reservation for a child and an adult.
Character meals at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are served on a daily basis from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. The buffet offers a variety of options, including baked quiche, fish, grilled chicken, Shrimp and Grits, and Carmel Apple-stuffed French Toast.
If you want a more traditional character dining experience, you can visit the Four Seasons. This hotel has a character breakfast that is easier to get reservations for.
One of the more popular character meals is the Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner. It is not as themed as other dining experiences, but it does feature all of the characters from the movie. While the food is good, the cost is higher than other character dinners.
There are other options available, such as the Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy & His Pals at the Four Seasons.
Dining options at Epcot
Whether you’re a foodie or just want to try something new, Epcot has dining options for you. From kaiseki-style Japanese cuisine to cheesy pasta, there’s something for everyone. But remember to book your table well in advance.
You’ll need to plan your time carefully, especially during busy seasons. Disney dining can be very popular, so booking a reservation in advance is a must. This also means you’ll be able to skip the long lines.
There are plenty of fast-service locations at Epcot, as well as many unique sit-down restaurants. The best part is that you can easily pick up your food inside if you’re not in the mood for a sit-down meal.
If you’re looking for a more luxurious dining experience, there are two options at the Japan Pavilion. Takumi-Tei offers a kaiseki-style three-hour meal. Guests are seated around teppanyaki grills. Other highlights include plum wine and sake.
One of the most interesting Epcot dining experiences is the Space 220 Restaurant. It’s a bit of a trip. Visitors ride a CGI “elevator” to the top of a tower and are then treated to a meal.
Another popular Epcot restaurant is the Flame Tree Barbeque. This outdoor eatery offers amazing views of the Animal Kingdom. While it’s not the most innovative dining experience, it’s a fun way to end a day at the theme park.
Le Cellier Steakhouse is another favorite. The signature filet mignon is one of the best steaks you’ll find in Walt Disney World. Also, check out the signature lobster macaroni and cheese.
Another good option is the Hollywood Brown Derby. This retro-style eatery features caricatures of old-time celebrities. Among its other unique offerings is a conquest for a cup of coffee.
For the best of the best, make a reservation for Rose & Crown. The view of the night show is perfect and it’s located right on the lagoon. In fact, you can even make a reservation for the Enchanting Extras collection.
Epcot has some of the most amazing restaurants in all of Disney World, so it’s worth it to take the time to explore them. However, keep in mind that some of them are temporarily closed or will only be open during certain times of year.
Non-park activities at Disney World
Disney World is full of fun activities that aren’t limited to the theme parks. Many people aren’t able to get into the theme parks, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t great experiences to be had outside the parks.
Whether you want to see a show, have some food, or relax by the pool, there’s a great non-park activity to suit your tastes. The Orlando area has many things to do that will keep you busy for hours.
If you’re looking for a relaxing, luxurious spa experience, you’ll find what you’re looking for at one of the top-rated Walt Disney World spas. There are also top-notch restaurants, shopping and entertainment to keep you entertained.
For the outdoorsies, you’ll enjoy hiking, fishing, horseback riding and even archery. You’ll even have the opportunity to try your luck at the golf courses at the Walt Disney World Resort.
There are plenty of other activities to be enjoyed at the resort, including a campfire program that runs each evening. This includes a marshmallow roast, sing-a-long, and a movie. Even better, guests can watch a fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom Park that starts at 10:10 PM.
One of the best places to find a fun, family-friendly activity is the BoardWalk at Disney Springs. Located on the Disney property, it’s a beautiful, waterfront walk with a lake, shops, food vendors, and entertainment. It’s also beautifully lit at night.
Disney World also offers a variety of free activities, such as pony rides, wagon rides and more. These activities are not only family-friendly, they’re fun for all ages.
While you’re at the resort, you can participate in a campfire program where you’ll learn about Disney characters and have the opportunity to make a movie. Another option is the Electrical Water Pageant, a floatable parade that moves slowly around a lake.
Lastly, if you’re staying at a Disney resort, you’ll have access to a splash pad. This is located in the Marketplace area of Disney Springs. In addition to the water, the area is also home to a number of arcade games and a cupcake ATM machine.