Can you still get dining passes?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Minnie's Mate, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Minnie's Mate

    Minnie's Mate DIS Veteran

    Aug 15, 2000
    It has been a while since I have been on the boards, but have a question. I haven't been able to find any old threads on this with the search function, but you used to be able to enter the parks for a limited amount of time to dine at one of the theme park restaurants without having to buy admission to the park. You would go to customer service/ticket window and leave your credit card info and as long as you were back withing 3 hours (I think that was the time limit) you wouldn't be charged for admission. This would allow you to dine at one of the parks without using a day's admission on your multi-day park admission.

    We are moving to Orlando in December and let our annual passes expire last year and with moving expenses I can't purchase new AP's until the spring. I thought it would be a nice treat for the kids to go to one of the Disney MGM Studios restaurants and do a quick tour of the Osbourne Family Light Spectacular.

    Can you still get a dining pass for the three hours (or however long) to eat at a park restaurant and see the lights without paying for the full day's admission?

    Thanks, MM
  2. tgropp

    tgropp DIS Veteran

    Jan 3, 2007
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  4. RMulieri

    RMulieri DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2001
    Nope, not at Disney.Universal might still do it, but disney does not
  5. miprender

    miprender <MARQUEE BEHAVIOR=ALTERNATE><img src=http://www.em

    Jun 29, 2008
    Wow...I never knew Disney even did that in the past.:confused3

    But it is hard enough now to get and ADR in the parks, imagine if you didn't even need to buy a park ticket.:confused:
  6. Nadjalu

    Nadjalu DIS Veteran

    Jul 8, 2009
    No they removed that privilage a while back.
  7. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

    Jun 22, 2001
    There are partial day passes for conventioners, but there is no longer any way for the general public to pay less to enter a park for a limited time for shopping and dining.
  8. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Seeing isn't Believing, Believing is Seeing.

    Aug 8, 2000
    1) I think you remember the "shopping" privilege.
    2) You could get a 45-60 minute pass
    . . . if you told the exact item you wanted to buy, AND
    . . . if you told the exact store you wanted to visit, AND
    . . . if you brought the item and the receipt back
    3) I do not remember an eating pass.
    . . . Epcot has an "after 4:00pm" pass
    . . . it is an annual pass for Florida residents
    . . . but, it is only for Epcot access
    . . . meant to eat, but they do not account for your time
    . . . or your activities
  9. Minnie's Mate

    Minnie's Mate DIS Veteran

    Aug 15, 2000
    Thanks everyone. It has been a long time since I read about the temp passes so I guess I was wrong about the purpose for them.

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