Character Dining at Riveria
  • On May 14, 2021
    Denise 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.

    Will character dining return now that CDC has lifted restrictions ?

    Hello, Denise and thanks for bringing your question to planDisney! 

    Denise, with so many changes and updates, I'm feeling a bit like we're all navigating A Whole New World! And... as a guest who can never get enough Character Dining around the Walt Disney World Resort, I certainly would use one wish from the Genie to ask for more restaurants to open.

    At this time there is no word or information about additional character dining locations reopening or characters returning to open restaurants. However I encourage you to bookmark the Disney Parks Blog as Magical announcements pop up there first. 

    Denise, in the meantime, there are four restaurants offering a modified character dining experience:

    Topolino's Terrace- Flavors of the Riviera, located at Disney's Riviera Resort
    Chef Mickey's, located at Disney's Contemporary Resort
    Garden Grill Restaurant, located at EPCOT 
    Hollywood & Vine, located at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    While the reservations for these spots can be popular, I encourage you to check availability in the days leading up to your vacation as guests' plans do change and sometimes a table will pop up. 

    Denise, I'll be crossing my fingers for you that we hEAR something very soon about more opportunities to dine with our favorite characters. If you have any additional questions, please come on back to planDisney where we love to help guests even more than Aladdin loves Abu. 

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