Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Sep 7, 2021
    Angela from MI Asked

    This is my first time making dining reservations online. I waited until it was 60 days out from our trip. Does chef mickey really fill up that quick? They have zero reservation times.

    Hello Angela! I’m really glad you brought your question to planDisney! I’m happy to provide some tips on how to still secure that special character dining experience at Chef Mickey’s!

    The short answer is “yes.” Chef Mickey’s is such a popular Disney Dining experience that it does fill up almost as soon as reservations are open on the 60-day mark. But have no fear, you came to the right place!

    Tip #1 - Use the My Disney Experience app to make your dining reservations. I find that the app simply works better at searching for available dining times! It’s also very convenient and user-friendly!

    Tip #2 - Don’t give up! Go onto the My Disney Experience app frequently to search for availability at Chef Mickey’s! Guests cancel reservations and change plans all of the time! You might secure one of those canceled reservations! I have seen Chef Mickey’s reservations available very close to the day of our visit, even the night before! 

    Tip #3 - If all else fails, then try to join the Walk-Up List! This service is available on the My Disney Experience app. Just remember that you must be within proximity of the restaurant to use this service.

    Tip #4 - If seeing Mickey and friends at a Disney Character Dining experience is your goal, then check out Topolino’s Terrace (breakfast) at Disney’s Riviera Resort, Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, or Hollywood and Vine (lunch or dinner) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! While characters are always subject to change, Mickey and/or Minnie are usually on hand to see their visitors at these character dining locations!

    Best wishes, Angela! I sure hope these tips help you to get a reservation at Chef Mickey’s or another character dining location!

    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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