Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Jun 21, 2023
    Elizabeth from OH 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 Pop Century and have a 7:30 am reservation for Topolino’s Terrace. Can I count on getting there in time on the Skyliner? Or should I plan to use a ride share?

    It's always a delight when you stop by planDisney, Elizabeth! Thanks for bringing your question our way. 

    How exciting that you'll be visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth! Not only will you experience the magic of staying at a Disney Resort hotel, but you'll also enjoy dining at one of my favorite restaurants, Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera! The rooftop restaurant is exquisite, and the Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends makes it one of my favorite character meals. Please keep in mind that characters are subject to change; however, I would be remiss not to mention how wonderful it is as you meet your favorite pals dressed as Artist Mickey, Poet Minnie, Ballet Dancer Daisy, and Sculptor Donald! My heart is bursting just thinking about how cute they are!

    Elizabeth, in my experience, the Disney Skyliner begins operating an hour before theme park opening, depending on the weather. If your dining reservation is on August 12th, both EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios offer Early Theme Park Entry to Guests at 8:30 AM, which could mean the Disney Skyliner begins operating around 7:30 AM. I would also recommend keeping an eye on the operating hours as these can change.

    Since that may be cutting it too close, I would also like to mention how wonderful the Minnie Van™ Connected by Lyft service is! My family and I love it when a friendly Cast Member comes in an adorably polka-dotted whimsical vehicle to pick us up and whisk us away to our destination. 

    If you haven't already checked out the dinner menu at Topolino's Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, it is divine! I recently tried the Classic Sole Meunière, and I've been craving it since! The flavors combine to create something magical, and I'm still dreaming about the brown butter sauce with parsley and lemon.

    Wishing you an enchanting visit, Elizabeth!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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