Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Sep 13, 2022
    Leah from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If Magic Kingdom closes at 6pm are you able to have a dinner reservation for after that time? I just didn't want to get kicked out, or would I have to schedule an early dinner for before 6pm? We plan to do Magic Kingdom on October 31. Thanks!

    Hey there, Leah, and welcome to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by the panel with your question! 

    Disney Dining is one of my favorite Disney Vacation topics! In my experience, Disney Dining is a resort attraction all by itself. I like to spend days - more like weeks - planning out my own personal Disney resort food crawl for each visit. When I write it out like that it comes across as pretty intense! Since the Theme Park officially closes at 6 p.m. EST for Guests not attending the after-hours event, I suggest finding a reservation for 6 p.m. EST or earlier. This will ensure that you get to fully experience your dining experience. Since October 31st will be packed for the after-hours event, this strategy will help ensure that you are not gently nudged out of the Theme Park before your dining reservation time arrives. Additionally, it’s a best practice to arrive at your dining reservation 15 minutes before your official time. So be sure to factor this additional time into your itinerary planning. 

    I hope this helps, Leah! If you have more questions while planning your Disney Vacation, stop back by and let me know

    You’ve got a friend in me, 

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