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Monet is a senior majoring in journalism at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is a Disney AP holder and a Disney College Program alum. You can find her covered in pixie dust singing along to the Festival of Fantasy parade soundtrack while dreaming about dole whips and blogging her life away.

3 Ways to Dine at Walt Disney World – Here’s What You Need to Know

Character Breakfast

4. Character dining doesn’t always happen for all meal times There are some restaurants that offer character dining for one mealtime and then regular full service for another meal time, such as Ohana and Cape May Café. If you want to dine with characters, make sure the time you’re reserving coincides with the character-dining schedule. If you’re booking a character ...

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3 Ways to Dine at Walt Disney World – Here’s What You Need to Know

Disney Dining Plan

3. You can utilize the Disney Dining Plan to experience all types of dining There are different levels of the Disney Dining Plan, but if you purchase the deluxe plan you will be able to experience all types of dining if you choose to. Because it’s based on the amount of meals, some experience will cost more “meals,” as you’re ...

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3 Ways to Dine at Walt Disney World – Here’s What You Need to Know

Artist's Point

2. There are different price levels As with all restaurants/dining locations, there are different price levels. Disney does a great job of indicating how pricey a location is by using dollar signs next to the name of the restaurant on their website/app. A restaurant’s price level can be anywhere in the $-$$$$ range, with one being the lowest and four ...

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3 Ways to Dine at Walt Disney World – Here’s What You Need to Know

Scifi Dine In Theater

1. For any restaurant in the park, you must have park admission This should really go without saying, but you wouldn’t believe how many people make reservations for locations in the parks and don’t have valid park admission! If you want to dine at a restaurant inside any of the theme parks, you must have a ticket or you will ...

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6 Ways to Get Some Disney Magic Without a Park Ticket

Cape May Cafe

1. Character dining at a resort This is, by far, the best way to get some Disney magic when you aren’t in the parks. Good food and characters make for a wonderful experience, no matter which restaurant you choose to dine at! Some of my favorites are ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and ...

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6 Ways to Get Some Disney Magic Without a Park Ticket

Ferrytale Cruise

2. Ferrytale Fireworks or Pirates & Pals You may know about the dessert party packages available inside a few of the parks, but did you know that there are some that take place outside Magic Kingdom as well? Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise and Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage are two dessert fireworks packages you can purchase that do ...

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6 Ways to Get Some Disney Magic Without a Park Ticket

Disney Springs

3. Disney Springs/Disney’s Boardwalk If you want a low key, but still fun, Disney experience, heading to Disney Springs or Disney’s Boardwalk is your best bet! Disney Springs has plenty of Disney magic to take in, including the largest Disney retail store in the world—World of Disney! If you want a more calm vibe, the boardwalk is where you can ...

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6 Ways to Get Some Disney Magic Without a Park Ticket

Winter Summerland Miniature Golf

4. Mini golfing Many people seem to forget that Disney has two mini-golf courses on property that are great for an afternoon with the family escaping the crazy Disney crowds! One is Fantasia Gardens and the other is Winter Summerland. Both are well themed and offer a fun group activity whether you’re visiting with friends or with family.

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6 Ways to Get Some Disney Magic Without a Park Ticket

Contemporary Resort

5. Resort Hopping Resort hopping happens to be one of my favorite things to do, especially with the Magic Kingdom monorail resorts! It costs nothing to ride the monorail and check out Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. The bonus? They’re all beautiful and have something to offer! Grab a drink at ...

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6 Ways to Get Some Disney Magic Without a Park Ticket

Fire Pit Animal Kingdom Lodge

6. Resort activities Some people tend to think that if you aren’t staying at a Disney resort that you can’t enjoy its fun activities and that simply isn’t true! While there are some things that are only for resort guests, such as the pool, you can still enjoy fun things such as the campfire sing-a-long with Chip ‘n’ Dale at ...

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