Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Aug 12, 2021
    Mona from ON Asked

    Is there an issue with booking reservations for a party of 7? There are two babies , 1 child and 4 adults. No matter where I try everything says no booking available but when I put in 4 guests there are times available

    Hi, there!

     Welcome back to planDisney, Mona. We just love when you stop by! We're so happy to help you plan your family's Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

     One of my family's favorite things to do on a Disney vacation is EAT. With over 300 dining locations to choose from, there's certainly plenty of options! We always try to make at least one Table-Service reservation each day of our stay, which gives us a great opportunity to take a break from the pixie-dusted adventures we experience in the theme parks. For our most recent visit this summer, I experienced a bit of difficulty getting the dining reservations I was hoping for. I think there were a few contributing factors. Not all dining locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort have reopened yet, so there are fewer restaurants available for booking than there were in the past. Too, many restaurants have limited availability to accommodate social distancing. I also found that our non-standard family of five was more difficult to book a reservation for than a standard party of four. 

     I have a few tips for you! One, keep checking the online reservation system between now and the time of your visit. You never know when additional availability may appear, or when someone's canceled plans may mean new plans for you! I also suggest trying to split your party up into two smaller parties. I really wanted our family to enjoy Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends at Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera, but I just couldn't find a reservation for a party of five. I was able to book a reservation for a party of four, though, and then another reservation at the same time for a party of just one. When we arrived at the restaurant, I explained that we were really just one party together, and we were seated at one table!

     If all else fails, and you're not able to secure the reservations you were hoping for, not to fret. Select dining locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort offer Mobile Dine Walk-Up Availability. Talk about convenience! 

     I hope this was helpful, Mona. Please let us know if you have any other questions about your Disney vacation!

    Ashley
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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