Character Dining at Riveria
  • On May 13, 2021
    David from IN 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 Disney be opening to increased capacity soon? We tried booking dining reservations and everything seems to be booked. Very disappointing and that we have been booked for a few months and finally get to book dining and everything is booked up.

    Hi David!

    Oh, David, I have been in your exact situation, and I know first-hand just how frustrating it can be!

    While I can not give you any concrete information on when capacity will increase, what I can do is give you a few tips to help you snag that coveted advanced dining reservation

    The first thing that I am going to tell you is to keep checking. I have gotten some hard-to-get reservations like dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant and breakfast at Topolino's Terrace simply by checking the website every so often. 

    Reservations are updated in near-real-time. So as someone cancels their reservation, you may be able to get it. In fact, I have even gotten some reservations the night before! Keep checking your My Disney Experience Mobile App when you are in the park, and you just may be surprised by what pops up. 

    Speaking of the My Disney Experience Mobile App, have you heard about the new Walk-Up Waitlist feature? When you search for dining reservations, click "now" and you will see a list of restaurants currently accepting a waitlist, including the estimated wait time. 

    I know that you will have a magical vacation, David. 

    Best of luck in your reservation search!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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