Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Mar 16, 2021
    Rachel from WI Asked

    My family is looking to stay in the Little Mermaid room at art of animation. We will be there in May. Are there too plan options with covid? Is there a cheaper food court in the hotel? As far as character theme dinners are there any avengers?

    Welcome back, Rachel!

    Rachel, I was a huge fan of the Disney Dining Plan, but at this moment we have no information on when that plan will be coming back. What I can do; however is to give you some great tips to help MINNIE-mize your budget. 

    Now, you are staying at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, which houses The Landscape of Flavors, one of the best food courts. This quick-service option will be your best best for budget-friendly dining. 

    Rachel, this may sound silly but my family rarely eats breakfast from the food court. Unless we are doing a character dining meal, we will pack cereal bars, oatmeal, fruit, as well as things to make PB&Js and bring them to the theme parks. Not only does this help with our budget, but it also helps us save room for our fabulous table service meals. 

    I can not tell you how much I wish there was an Avenger or superhero dining experience. My little boy would be in heaven. While this does not exist, I can tell you that you will not regret making a breakfast reservation at Breakfast a la Art at Topolino's Terrace. This signature experience will take you to the shores of the Mediterranean with Minnie, Mickey, Donald, and Daisy. 

    While currently, the only character meals offered to revolve around Mickey Mouse and Pals or Disney Junior, there are plenty of other can't miss dining experiences that your family will rave about for years to come. 

    If you are looking to dine in a classic drive-in experience with a twist, try Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre Restaurant. If you have an adventurous family or an animal lover on your hands, you can not miss booking a sunset reservation on the savannah at Sanaa. To dine like royalty, you must experience a fine dining pre-fixe meal at Be Our Guest Restaurant or Cinderella's Royal Table

    Remember, you can book all of your dining reservations for your trip 60-days in advance of your check-in date. 

    I hope that this gave you some insight, Rachel. Please come back here if we can help answer any other questions for you!

    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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