Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Apr 29, 2021
    Mikhaila from ID Asked

    Hello! We are planning a trip in early September and we are wondering how early we should purchase our tickets to make sure we get reservations! Also, are character dining options open and most restaurants as that also makes the Magic of these trips! TY!

    Hi Mikhaila,

    I hope you're having fun dreaming about your upcoming Disney adventure! I know it feels a little far away now, but your Disney dreams will be coming true before you know it! With the gorgeous fall decor and fun special events like the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, September is a great time to visit!

    I'd encourage you to go ahead and purchase your tickets as soon as you know your plans are set. While tickets are not refundable, you can move the date of your visit if something comes up and you need to make a change. I'd just hate to see you wait to purchase, then find that there's no Disney Park Pass reservation availability! The earlier you buy your theme park tickets, link them to your My Disney Experience account, and make those Disney Park Pass reservations, the sooner you can breathe that sigh of relief knowing that your places in the parks are guaranteed!

    As far as restaurants go, I'm happy to report that many Disney restaurants are open. For a complete list of what's currently available, I'd encourage you to check out the helpful Dining: Know Before You Go page. If you scroll down a bit, you'll find a header that says "Available Dining Experiences." Whether you choose an old favorite or discover something delicious that's new to you, I assure you that you'll find lots of incredible options. And yes, you'll find Garden Grill Restaurant, Hollywood & Vine, Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, and Chef Mickey's all currently offering character dining experiences! While the experience is modified, a friend recently shared that she feels like you get to see even more of the characters with the new physically-distanced greeting opportunities!

    Thanks so much for visiting us at planDisney, Mikhaila, and please come back and see us again if we can help with anything else as you're thinking through the details of your visit. I hope you have a truly magical...and delicious...vacation!

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