• On Aug 14, 2018
    Jenna from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning dining reservations at WDW 180 days ahead, but also want to reserve VIP seating (EX River of light show w/ Tiffens reservation) but can only book those 30-60 days prior. Can I change my 180 reservation at the 30 mark to get the VIP seats?

    Hi Jenna,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    If there is availability for the Rivers of Light Dining Package, you can certainly change your reservation. I had to do exactly that on one of our prior trips. We wanted to do the Rivers of Light Dining Package at Tusker House Restaurant. At 180 days prior to our trip, I made a dining reservation at Tusker House and then when the dining package reservations opened a few months later, I called a cast member in dining at 407-939-1947 and changed our reservation. 

    We absolutely love this show and the reserved seating area for guests with dining packages is great. I do suggest that you get there early to secure good seats in the reserved seating area. I have watched this show from different seating areas and prefer to sit closer so that we can see more of the details. The last time we watched the show, we squeezed in a fourth Fast Pass+ in between dinner and the show so we just did arrive to the amphitheater 15 minutes prior to the show. We were able to find seats on the third row from the front and it was wonderful! 

    Jenna, when you get to the amphitheater, also look to see if you can spot a Disney PhotoPass photographer. We love taking a photo just before the show. I adore Tiffins Restaurant and trust that you will have a wonderful dining experience. If you have some time before dinner, stop by and enjoy a drink in the Nomad Lounge. The decor in the lounge and the restaurant remind me that life is an expedition. And, as we say on Pandora - The World of Avatar, Sivako! Rise to the Challenge!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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