Character Dining; Couple; AA; Minnie Mouse; Topolino's Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera
  • On Jun 9, 2024
    Diane from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a convention rate ticket for 1pm entry into park but my lunch reservation is 11am at Cinderella's Royal Table. How can I get to my restaurant for my 11am reservation?

    Hi Diane!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney as you prepare for your visit to Walt Disney World Resort in just a few short days!  These final few days are the perfect time to make sure all of your Donald Ducks are in a row before your arrival!

    Diane, I attended a convention at Walt Disney World Resort a few years ago and also took advantage of the special partial-day tickets available just for attendees.  These are a great option so you can mix business with fun during your stay!  Unfortunately, with a theme park admission ticket that has a 1:00 PM entry time you won't be able to enter the park early for a dining reservation.  

    I know this is not the answer you were hoping to hear, but perhaps there are some other options for a character dining experience that you may want to consider at a Disney Resort hotel instead.  1900 Park Fare recently re-opened at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and, while character appearances are subject to change, you can currently expect to find Cinderella, Mirabel, Aladdin (in his Prince Ali outfit), and Tiana (in her Bayou Adventure outfit).  Reservations are available for breakfast and dinner and I'd encourage you to check availability even though you're only a few days away as plans change and you can sometimes find last-minute availability!  One of the most popular reservations is at Chef Mickey's with breakfast and dinner buffets available, hosted by Mickey himself.  If you’re looking for more classic characters, Cape May Cafe and Topolino’s Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera each offer character breakfasts.  At Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, you can find the Best Friends Breakfast hosted by Lilo and Stitch inside 'Ohana.  These two best friends are usually joined by another pair of pals, Mickey and Pluto, for a family-style breakfast with an island flair! 

    Before your arrival, it's worth noting that your convention tickets most likely still require theme park reservations so you'll want to be sure you have those ready to go when you head to the theme parks!  You may also want to consider purchasing Disney Genie+ during your visit to maximize your time by accessing available Lightning Lane entry selections.  It’s a must-do for me and my family!

    Diane, while I wish I had better news to share with you, I hope this information helps as you plan your visit!  Please don’t hesitate to stop by to see us again here at planDisney if you have any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristi, Maryland

Hi! I'm Kristi and I've been making magical memories at the Walt Disney World Resort since my first visit in 1989. While I cherished my childhood visits, my favorite memories have come sharing all of the excitement and wonder of a Disney Parks vacation with my husband and three boys. Whether you're planning a runDisney racecation, a trip with little ones, a land and sea adventure, or anything in between, I'm ready to help you make some bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful plans for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Kristi

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