Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Jul 17, 2021
    Sabrena from KS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My daughter will be turning 10 in October 2021. We are taking her to Disney World for her bday. How will I go about having a dinning experience with a Disney character?

    Hi Sabrena! We have celebrated many birthdays (kid and adult) with the Disney characters! Those experiences have made for many magical memories! There are several locations where you can enjoy a celebratory meal for your daughter’s special day!

    Dining with Mickey and pals is available at Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for breakfast and dinner! Mickey and his friends can also be found hosting breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort!

    In the Disney Parks, character dining is available at locations such as Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Another option is Garden Grill at EPCOT for lunch and dinner with friends such as Chip and Dale! You can also visit Disney Junior friends for breakfast at Hollywood and Vine or visit later in the day to have a meal with Minnie and friends!

    Sabrena, because it’s your daughter’s birthday, I want to share some extra magic with you. While not officially considered character dining, there have been some royal appearances at both Cinderella’s Royal table and at Be Our Guest Restaurant! Again, appearances can’t be guaranteed but Cinderella has been known to wave to Guests of her castle while Beast himself has been seen making his rounds through the dining rooms of his castle!

    Character dining is extremely popular and books almost as soon as reservations open for the day! Be sure to be online or on your My Disney Experience app as early as 5:45 AM EST to begin making reservations. Have your credit card next to you because most character dining reservations require a credit card number to hold the reservation. Also, you can make reservations 60-days prior to your vacation arrival date! Be sure to let the Cast Members seating and waiting on you that you are celebrating your daughter's birthday. They might find a way to add a little extra magic to the meal!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
     
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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