Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Aug 12, 2021
    Zachary from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What are best things to do in Disney World that require a reservation?

    Hey there, Hi there, Ho there, Zachary! Welcome to planDisney! 

    Currently, most things at Walt Disney World require a reservation. From hotel stays to theme park days to full-service dining to building your own droid, it can become overwhelming. So, let me break it all down for you. 

    Let’s start at the beginning. Once you’ve made your hotel reservation, it’s time to go into your MyDisneyExperience and link that reservation up. This will tell the system which days to be looking for you to be booking other experiences. Most people then make their theme park reservations. If you have 4 or more park days, then it is kind of an easy call, you simply make a reservation for one park each day of your vacation. This can be done on the MyDisneyExperience website or the mobile app

    When your vacation is 60 days away, you can begin making those “other” reservations. These include dining reservations, as well as some of the “enchanting extras” like Savi’s Workshop to build a lightsaber, or a Fireworks cruise

    While at the Walt Disney World resort, you will find that if you don’t have a dining reservation, it isn’t a big deal. Ordering food on the app is a breeze! We also were able to join some same-day walk-up lists. This worked very well in Magic Kingdom. I simply opened the app, clicked on the plus in the bottom middle, and selected “Check Dining Availability”. I entered my party size and selected that same day and “now” as the time. We got into Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen for 40 minutes in the future. It was just enough time to ride one more attraction before eating. 

    I hope this helps with planning your next Walt Disney World vacation! Please come back and ask us other questions that you might have!

    Happy Reservation-Making,
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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