Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Aug 15, 2023
    Christina from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I’d like to know if you are able to book character dining if you are not staying at the resort?

    Welcome to planDisney, Christina! Dining with some of our favorite characters is one of those unique opportunities to take advantage of at the Walt Disney World Resort! I always try to schedule at least one Character Dining opportunity during my visits! 

    I am happy to share that Guests can reserve Character Dining in any of the Disney Resort Hotels even if they are not staying at that hotel (or even on Walt Disney World Resort property)! Some of my top recommendations for Character Dining in the resort hotels are Chef Mickey’s (especially for breakfast) at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Topolino’s Terrace (characters are available at breakfast only) at Disney’s Riviera Resort, Story Book Dining at Artist Point (dinner only) at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and Cape May Cafe (characters are available at breakfast only) at Disney's Beach Club Resort! Again, you can reserve dining at any of these Character Dining locations (and others) in the Disney Resort Hotels without having a hotel reservation!

    And, of course, be sure to have your camera ready so that you can capture those fun-loving Disney Characters during your special Disney Dining experience!

    Christina, come on back to planDisney if we can help with any additional questions that you have as you dream of your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Happy Planning (and happy Character Dining)!


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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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