Child at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • On Dec 1, 2022
    Jessica from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have a BBB appot at 4:30 with a dining reservation at Topolino's at 6:10. I am very worried we won't make our dining reservation. What do you recommend? Will the restaurant honor the reservation if we arrive late? If so, how late? Thanks!

    Hi there, Jessica! Thanks for stopping by planDisney!

    It sounds like you have an extra enchanting day planned at The Most Magical Place on Earth! I'm sure your little royal highness will be over the moon with excitement at their transformation. And they are bound to catch all the eyes during your dinner at Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera. This may just be a fairytale day!

    Jessica, I understand your concern about making both of these special experiences happen. While they may be a little tight, I think it is possible to make your dining reservation after visiting Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. However, this will depend entirely on the time it takes at your appointment and how quickly you can make your way to the exit after. I can't predict any delays you may encounter either at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or on the journey over to the restaurant.

    I can provide you with a few ideas. If you keep your dining reservation for 6:10 pm, the Cast Members at the podium will generally honor it for up to 15 minutes after the reserved time. Beyond this, you will likely be put on a different list and will experience a longer wait once you arrive. My suggestion is to walk over to the Bus Pick-Up Area immediately following your little one's royal transformation. If you do not see a bus for Disney's Riviera Resort there and ready for you to load, I'd go ahead and take the monorail back to the Transportation and Ticket Center where I'd try to have a Minnie Van scheduled through Lyft to take you to Disney's Riviera Resort immediately. I'm not going to sugarcoat it, Jessica, this will be a tight timeline, so you have to move like Lightning McQueen to ensure you get there on time.

    If this doesn't work out perfectly and you end up being late for your reservation, I suggest still showing up and heading up to the tenth floor to check in for your reservation. They will let you know your options from there and you can decide if it is worth the wait or if you'd like to cancel. Showing up in person and explaining the situation may help avoid the cancellation fee. 

    Pro Tip from a lover of Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera: If you do happen to run late and find yourself in reservation trouble, ask to be seated in the bar area. The menu is slightly adjusted, but most offerings are still available. There may be availability in that area without the added wait.

    Your last option would be to make the heartbreaking decision to cancel one of these experiences. Since Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is usually at the top of our littlest travelers' wishlists, canceling your dining reservation may be the preferred option. While it may be disappointing to the foodies in your group, it'll allow you the peace of mind that you do not have to rush from one location to the other before the clock strikes midnight (or 6:10 p.m.).

    I hope this helps you find some clarity on your plans, Jessica! If you have any additional questions, feel free to stop back by planDisney!

    Have a magical day,

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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