Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Jan 20, 2022
    Susan 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.

    We are staying at Grand Floridian and I was wondering if we have dinner or lunch plans at a separate park than the one we are at that day, do we need to make reservations at the park or will the dinner reservations suffice?

    Hi Susan!

    I'm glad to hear that you are planning on taking advantage of the incredible dining experiences at Walt Disney World Resort! One of my favorite parts of a trip to visit Mickey is the food, so I spend just as much time planning our culinary itinerary as I do planning our attraction itinerary. The table-service, quick-service and snack options throughout Walt Disney World Resort will make every one of your vacation meals memorable!

    To enjoy dining reservations at restaurants located inside of theme parks, you will need both a theme park ticket and a theme park reservation for that park on the date of your meal. So, unfortunately, your dining reservation on its own won't be enough for you to enter the theme park. If you would like to visit a theme park in the morning and then enjoy dinner in a different theme park in the evening, then I recommend that you add the Park Hopper Option to your tickets. This option will allow you to visit additional Walt Disney World Resort theme parks during your day, beginning at 2:00 p.m., and it's the perfect way to visit your planned theme park in the morning and then enjoy a second theme park in the evening for your dinner reservations. With the Park Hopper Option, you will need a theme park reservation, in addition to your theme park ticket, for your first park, but you won't need reservations for the additional parks you visit that day. So as long as your tickets have the Park Hopper Option added to them, then your tickets will be sufficient to "hop" to a second theme park after 2:00 p.m.

    Susan, be sure to take advantage of Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering during your trip. It's my favorite way to enjoy quick-service dining when visiting the theme parks because we can avoid the dining queues! Come back to see us if you have any more questions as you continue planning. T-T-F-N, t at for now!

    ~Crystal
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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