• On Jan 24, 2021
    Barbara from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is it possible to have cocktails at the outdoor bar at Topolinos without dinner reservations there? Thanks

    Hi Barbara! Welcome back to planDisney!

    Isn’t Disney’s Riviera Resort breathtaking? I am a huge fan of Disney details, and this is a resort I could spend hours exploring, taking in the amazing information about Walt Disney’s travels and the gorgeous art-inspired details. I’m so happy to hear you’re planning a visit.

    It’s sometimes hard to know if bars and walk-up locations are open during the Walt Disney World Resort’s phased reopening, so I chatted with a Cast Member. At this time, you must have a reservation at Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera in order to be seated in the outdoor patio area. That information is subject to change, but I believe it’s better to be on the safe side and make a reservation. If you just want a cocktail, you could let a Cast Member know when you arrive for your reservation, and they will do their best to accommodate you on the patio.

    If your visit is coming up soon and you’re not sure you can secure a reservation, the Cast Member shared that Bar Riva and Primo Piatto are open and accepting walk-ins at this time. At Bar Riva, I recommend enjoying an Il Tramonto, made with elderflower liqueur, lemonade, vodka, and other magical ingredients, while enjoying the poolside vibes and great view. Primo Piatto has a limited cocktail menu, but they do serve wine, beer, and food – and their coffees are incredible. 

    If you’re really set on Topolino’s – I get it. It’s on my must-do list for my upcoming visit, and I can tell you that I was lucky enough to sample their breakfast and dinner menus as a preview event, and the food was delicious. My advice is to keep checking for reservations. Guests change their plans and cancel reservations all the time, so keep checking your My Disney Experience app, even the morning of the day you hope to visit. I’ve had great luck with the “keep checking” technique – as a military family, we change plans all the time, and have gotten lots of coveted dining reservations this way.

    Cheers, Barbara! I hope you have a great time during your visit to Disney’s Riviera Resort, and that you enjoy some fantastic sips and eats. As you plan and dream, please come back and see us if we can help with any more questions.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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