Animals in the Savannah at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Jan 7, 2019
    Sarah from MD Asked

    I am staying in the Disney Animal Kingdom resort, and am wanting to plan our meals. Can I enter a park just to dine? Or do I have to buy a ticket just to get in to get to the restaurant?

    Jambo, Sarah!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question! I'm so excited to hEAR you've chosen to stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge for your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation! You are going to love the amazing dining locations, fun recreational activities, attention to detail at every turn and most importantly, the exotic animals!

    Unfortunately, you will need theme park admission in order to dine inside one of the theme parks. When planning our itinerary, I like to try one of the amazing Table-Service restaurants located in one of the Disney Resort hotels when not visiting a theme park. You will be amazed at just how many fantastic dining options are located at the Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Springs.  You may consider dining at Jiko - The Cooking Place or Boma - Flavors of Africa, which are located inside Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge or Sanaa, which is located at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village. I have personally experienced all three of these popular Table-Service restaurants and highly recommend them all.

    I'm sorry if this was not the news you were hoping to hEAR. I hope you find these dining recommendations to be helpful as you plan your meals. Let us know if you have any new questions or would like additional dining recommendations. We would love to assist you further in planning a magical trip!

    Bon Appétit,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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