Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Apr 5, 2022
    Matthew from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I am staying off Disney and have a reservation at Topolino’s for breakfast. I have two questions. How early should I get there? And what is parking like? How do I park if I’m staying off Disney?

    Hey there Matthew and welcome to planDisney!

    You are a part of a very lucky group of Guests who have been able to snag a breakfast reservation at Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera. It's such a fun choice for Character Dining and the food is delicious to boot. Plus you get to visit one of my favorite Disney Resorts Collection hotels, Disney's Riviera Resort, to do it! Now, there are a couple of different ways you can manage your visit depending on a few key factors. Let's discuss your options.

    For an early breakfast reservation, I'd suggest getting to Disney's Riviera Resort about 30 minutes prior to your Dining Reservation. Since you're driving in, the guard at the gate will need to see your reservation in your My Disney Experience app. Now you'll have plenty of time to park and get to your reservation without feeling rushed. Now you'll only be able to park there for a limited time since you're not a hotel Guest so you would have to drive to your next Disney Destination shortly after breakfast. 

    If your reservation is a little later in the morning and you have Theme Park Reservations to visit either Disney's Hollywood Studios or EPCOT that same day, I would plan a little differently. Get up a bit early and park your car at whichever one of those 2 Disney Parks you're going to after breakfast. Catch the Disney Skyliner over to Disney's Riviera Resort for a fun start to your day. Enjoy your breakfast at Topolino's Terrace and then take a stroll around the beautiful resort. There are 2 absolutely beautiful mosaics depicting scenes from Disney's Peter Pan and Disney's Tangled right as you walk back to the Disney Skyliner Station. Take the Disney Skyliner back to your Disney Park and you've just managed to save a little gas in your car and go on an adventure at the same time. I call that winning!

    Pro - tip: I always take screenshots of my Dining Reservations and hang on to my confirmation email just in case anything should happen to the My Disney Experience app.

    Matthew, I hope I've given you some things to think about. If you have any more questions, feel free to come back and see me again!

    Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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