Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Sep 12, 2022
    Holly from AL 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 I reserve Disney table service for 6, and only 4 can come, must I cancel and rebook my entire reservation? Or can I simply modify my reservation with the correct number of participants, or can the 4 of us show up anyway and be seated?

    Hello Holly!

    I love eating at the fantastic restaurants in Walt Disney World! I like trying new restaurants and visiting my favorites during my Walt Disney World vacations.

    I recommend keeping your Advanced Dining Reservations because you are not guaranteed to get new ones at the same time or location if you cancel them. Based on my experience with Advanced Dining Reservations, as long as a Guest shows up on time with one or two people for an Advanced Dining Reservation, then there is no extra fee charged for those who were unable to make it. Make sure at check-in that you let the Cast Member know the size of your dining party if it has changed from the original Advanced Dining Reservation size. A per person fee is charged when no Guests show up for an Advanced Dining reservation or if the Advanced Dining Reservation is not canceled before 24 hours of the Advanced Dining Reservation time and no one shows up at the restaurant.

    I hope that all of your meals are magical on your next Walt Disney World vacation!

    Marc L.
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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