Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Mar 11, 2022
    Michelle 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.

    Counting the 60 days for a dining reservation: do I count backward from the first day of the vacation, or from the day before the vacation? What day is 1?

    Hello, Michelle. Welcome to planDisney. I'm so glad you've stopped by to chit-chat about one of my very favorite things - Disney dining! 

    Michelle, you can make your advanced dining reservations 60 days prior to your check-in date. An easy way to figure out the exact date is to put something like this in your internet browser search bar - "60 days prior to June 25, 2022". This is how I always calculate my date and it works every time! 

    On that date, Michelle, you can go ahead and make those advanced dining reservations. You can do so online starting at 6:00 a.m. Mickey Mouse's time. You can also call 407-WDW-DINE and have a Cast Member assist you with those reservations starting at 7:00 a.m. With that being said, Michelle, I highly recommend setting your alarm bright and early that morning. Being up and at em' before that 6:00 a.m. timeframe is going to open up a lot more dining options for you. Some of the most popular places can fill up really quickly and I would hate for you to miss out on a must-do dining experience. 

    If you are looking for any dining recommendations, I have so many for all different occasions. My go-to restaurant for any time is The BOATHOUSE at Disney Springs. I love the location. It's set right on the lake in the middle of Disney Springs and is the perfect spot to watch the sun go down and Disney Springs comes alive at night with lights and music. It's the perfect ambiance for a great night. Even though it is technically a seafood and steakhouse, there is literally something on the menu to please even the pickiest of eaters - and I should know because I used to have one. My go-to order right now is the lobster roll served warm with butter and I always upgrade to the truffle fries. It's just so good every time! The cocktail menu is great, the dessert menu is perfection and the service is fantastic. Really it is everything you want in a dining experience. I highly recommend it! 

    I hope this helps you calculate your advanced dining reservation-making day. If you have any other questions about this or anything else, please stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. 

    Enjoy!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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