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Reservations/park pass

Michigan
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Reservations/park pass

This probably a dumb question, but I didn't see an answer in earlier searches. If you want to have dinner in park (for instance, the Brown Derby at Hollywood Studios) do you need a pass for that specific park or can you go in the evening with some kind of verification of a reservation at the restaurant? We were going to get park hopper for one but not all of our days.

Again, I'm assuming you would need a pass since the parks are open late and they couldn't keep you from going on rides after dinner, but thought I'd check. It seems like there should be at least at 1/2 day rate if you come in after 4 pm but that doesn't seem to be the case.

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1. Re: Reservations/park pass

Hiya Michfan...you assumed correctly. No can do,without a park ticket. It's not a dumb question at all.The Brown Derby is one of my fav Disney restaurants. It's so much fun. The atmosphere really is old time Hollywood,and the food is great!

If you go..try the Pink Grapefruit Cake for dessert. It's very light,and quite unique. :+O

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2. Re: Reservations/park pass

If you are entering a park you need a park ticket even if its only to eat & there is no different admission charges for part of a day.

We arrive from the UK & have the unlimited pass which includes the park hopper so going into a park just to eat isn't an issue but can imagine if you only have a short trip planned it could be an expensive meal if that was all you were going for.

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3. Re: Reservations/park pass

As said, park admission is required to eat at an in-park restaurant. (don't forget about the hotels. Some of the best restaurants are at the Resorts...no ticket required for those).

I wanted to add...You commented "We were going to get park hopper for one but not all of our days." Park hopper doesn't work that way. It's a flat fee option. If you add it, you'll have it for all of your days.

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4. Re: Reservations/park pass

You can add the park hopper to a one day ticket for $35-the one day option is cheaper than the flat fee. The hopper is well worth it. But you have to have a ticket even if you go into the park for 5 minutes-we often go to one park during the day and then to Epcot at night for dinner and the hopper has served us well. No half day tickets but you can get discounts at www.undercovertourist.com

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5. Re: Reservations/park pass

Additional info for the OP. You can add Park Hopper to a 1 day ticket for $35, but you can't add Park Hopper to just 1 day of a multi day ticket. To add it to a multi day ticket is $57 (no matter if you have 2 days or 10 or anywhere in between) and gives you the ability to hop on all of your days.

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