Character Dining at Riveria
  • On May 24, 2022
    Kim from NH 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 will be at Disney for a conference in December. If we want to make dining reservations while there do we need a pass to the park that the restaurant is in as well?

    Hi Kim!

    You're going to have a fantastic time at your conference at Walt Disney World Resort! I love to visit the "Most Magical Place on Earth" to get a taste of the Florida sunshine when it's cold (and possibly snowy) at home. Plus, since you're visiting during the holiday season, you'll be able to enjoy all of the incredible decorations throughout the theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, and Disney Springs!

    If you're enjoying a restaurant inside one of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, then Guests who are 3 years old and above will need both a theme park ticket and a theme park reservation to enjoy your dining reservation. I recommend that you check with your conference organizer to determine if they are offering any special options for ticket purchases for conference attendees.

    Kim, you are always welcome to enjoy restaurants in the Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs without theme park tickets. In fact, some of my favorite dining experiences are outside of the theme parks. I love California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort and it's one of my favorite meals to enjoy with or without my little ones. The restaurant offers incredible views of Magic Kingdom and you may even be able to enjoy Magic Kingdom's nighttime spectacular from the restaurant's balconies during your meal!

    Feel free to come back to see us if you have additional questions as your conference approaches. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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