Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Feb 9, 2021
    Chad from NE Asked

    Which restaurants at WDW are actually offering breakfast reservations before the park opens?

    Greetings Chad, and welcome to planDisney! We're so excited for you to be our guest for a magical Walt Disney World vacation. 

    Some members of my family can act a little beastly if they don't start their day with a hearty breakfast, so I understand wanting to plan your day accordingly. During the current phase of reopening, you will find a variety of theme park adjacent restaurants in the Resort Hotels to satisfy your morning cravings. Depending on where you are staying, in the very early hours, it may be best to reach your destination using a ride share service like Uber or Lyft.

    If you're spending the day at the Magic Kingdom Park, nearby Kona Cafe, the Grand Floridian Cafe, The Wave...of American Flavors, and Chef Mickey's begin serving breakfast in advance of park opening. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy one of these table-service meals before hopping on a monorail or watercraft to the theme park. If you prefer to take a stroll after your meal, restaurants located in Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are within walking distance of the Magic Kingdom Park. 

    If EPCOT or Disney's Hollywood Studios is your day's destination, consider riding over to the Crescent Lake region to start your day with breakfast at Trattoria al Forno on Disney's BoardWalk or Ale & Compass at Disney's Yacht Club Resort. Disney's Riviera Resort is just a short flight on the Disney Skyliner from both of these theme parks and features a delightfully delicious character breakfast at Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera. Because EPCOT opens a bit later than the other theme parks these days, having a pre-opening breakfast nearby is a fantastic way to fuel up for a day of futuristic fun and international travel. 

    One last hidden gem I'd like to mention is Olivia's Cafe at Disney's Old Key West Resort. Not only does this laid back table-service eatery feature delicious, Floridian-inspired breakfast entrees, but it also offers lovely outdoor patio seating. All theme parks can be reached by bus following a morning meal here.

    I hope this helps as you prepare to make Advanced Dining Reservations for your upcoming adventure. Be sure to follow the Disney Parks Blog and check the Dining: Know Before You Go page for news and information before your arrival. Additionally, check out some of the newest Panel Extras, including ideas for what to order at some of our favorite restaurants. Thanks for stopping by, Chad, and if there is anything else we can do to make your vacation more memorable, come back and see us again. 

    Bon voyage and bon appétit!
    Betsy
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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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