Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Jan 17, 2022
    Jan from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We're looking at restaurants now to make our dining reservations and worry the portion sizes will be too much for either of us. Can we share a meal, and if so is there a surcharge?

    Well hello there, Jan! You are definitely talking my language when you start discussing food at Walt Disney World. It's my favorite part of the vacation.

    I will confirm your worry - some of the restaurants have REALLY generous portion sizes, and if you're someone who likes to sample the appetizers before the main course, you may not make it to dessert. We don't want to lose you halfway through the meal! With very few exceptions, most of the meals at Walt Disney World can be split, without a surcharge. Whew, there will be room for a Mickey bar later on!

    As you might expect, the Disney Dining Experiences where you wouldn't be able to share a meal include buffet restaurants and those serving family-style meals, where they just bring platters of food to your table based on the number of guests, and you can have refills of whatever you need. These would be places like Chef Mickey's, Boma, and Liberty Tree Tavern, all of which are all you care to enjoy meals. You can browse the menus on the Disney website to help you determine which restaurants offer those types of meals.

    If you'll be at EPCOT during one of the festivals, the festival food booths are excellent options to sample many dishes without getting too full. The booths offer tapas-style portions, and when you share, you can enjoy even more of the incredible offerings.

    I hope you have a fantastic time enjoying the flavors of Walt Disney World, Jan! Thanks for stopping by.

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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