Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Jun 12, 2022
    Lindsay from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Our trip for 2020 was cancelled, along with some fun character dining reservations. Many changes since then, and to my great dismay, still MAJORLY lacking in character dining. WHEN can we expect (MORE of) these to return? We arrive in August.

    Hi Lindsay,

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for your question! 

    In my opinion, there’s no better place to have Character Dining than the Walt Disney World Resort! There are different types of options across the property and the good news is that dining experiences are continuing to re-open throughout the Resort! 

    My suggestion would be to check out the dining reservations for places like Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White, Chef Mickey’sHollywood & Vine, and Tapolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera. Also, stay connected to Disney Parks Blog. This is a great resource to see all the events and re-openings that are happening across the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Since your vacation is this summer, you may also want to think about doing a walk-up reservation for your dining experience. Not all locations have this option, but for the ones that do (ex. Chef Mickey’s) with the right timing you’ll hopefully be able to get on the walk-up list. From my experience, it’s best to get on the list early in the morning through the My Disney Experience mobile app. You will need to be at or around the dining location to add your party, but it is so worth it!

    Also remember that many Character Experiences are back! Even if you decide not to dine with the Characters, you can still hug them, give them a high-five, and take pictures with them across the Resort.

    I hope this “Bit By Bryanna” is helpful as you prepare for your vacation later this summer. If you have any other planning or vacation questions, please feel free to reach out, I’m always happy to help!

    The Magic Is Calling, 

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Meet the Panelist: Bryanna, North Carolina

Welcome to planDisney! My name is Bryanna and I am a "Disney-lifer". I have traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort since my toddler years and I have not been able to get enough of the magic. Whether we are at the one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks or a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, it is a way to escape every day life. I have planned many family vacations and now it is my turn to help you. Through my experienced lens, I take joy in being a part of your magical journey! Learn More About Bryanna

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