Character Dining; Couple; AA; Minnie Mouse; Topolino's Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera
  • On Feb 7, 2024
    Michelle from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Once Disney hotel is booked, Can I book dining/ experience reservations before I actually purchase my park tickets?

    Greetings Michelle and welcome to planDisney! 

    I just love planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation and researching the many enchanting extras that can be booked by Guests. From a transformation for little ones into a Royal Princess at Magic Kingdom Park's Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique to the Behind the Seeds tour where you learn about the food grown right on site in the EPCOT greenhouses and how it makes its way to the restaurants just steps away at the Garden Grill Restaurant to the Caring for Giants tour where Guests meet the elephants up close backstage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park - the hardest part might be paring down my wishlist! The magical number to remember when booking experiences is 60: you can book 60 days from the date of check-in. Guests can either book online or via the My Disney Experience Mobile app right at 6 AM EST. 

    Dining on-site is difficult if only for the fact it is so hard to choose where to eat! There are many choices for Character Dining (my family’s favorite is eating breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera on the top floor of Disney’s Riviera Resort), themed restaurants such as Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater Restaurant where you can eat in a car-shaped booth and watch movies on a big screen just like the real Drive-in and you might want to dine at an exquisite Signature Dining experience such at Victoria and Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. There are dining selections to fit every Guest’s tastes, exploring the many restaurants is so fun! Dining reservations open at 6 AM EST 60 days before your check-in date and since you’re a Resort Guest, you’ll be able to book all of the dining for your trip at once (up to 10 days). Non-Resort Guests can book their dining selections 60 days from the date of dining. You may book online, through the My Disney Experience Mobile app, or by phone (phone lines open a little bit later at 7:00 AM EST). 

    Michelle, I hope this information is helpful to your vacation planning. You can begin making both your enchanting extras and dining reservations in just a few days (even without theme park tickets); happy researching! Thanks for visiting planDisney, please return if you have any more questions. 

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Candace, Ontario

Bonjour! I'm Candace, mom to four daughters, wife and Early French Immersion teacher from Ottawa, ON, Canada. We're a family of explorers who are full of curiosity and seek to find the magic in the smallest moments of the day. The Disney Vacation Club allows us to explore many Disney Destinations with the flexibility to choose a Resort that fits our travel party whether traveling with family or friends. I can't wait to help you plan an adventure of your own! Learn More About Candace

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