Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Mar 25, 2022
    Janice from AL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a trip planned for may 24-29. I can only make dinning reservations for the 24th. Why can’t I make reservations for the whole trip on my Disney experience?

    Hey there, Janice! Welcome to planDisney! I am so glad that you've stopped by with your question.

    In just a couple of months, you'll be arriving at The Most Magical Place on Earth, ready to begin your magical adventure! How exciting! For me, the yummy snacks and delicious dining experiences are half of the fun of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. I, too, just made my dining reservations for my upcoming May vacation, and I had this exact same issue of only being able to book reservations on my arrival date. So, I am happy to help you troubleshoot this dining dilemma today!

    If you are staying in a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, you should be able to book your dining reservations for your entire length of stay, up to ten days, 60 days before your arrival. Since you are having the same difficulty that I had, I'll give you the tips I used to book my must-do restaurants. First, try making dining reservations on both the My Disney Experience website (try both the desktop and mobile sites) and the app. I found that for some restaurants, such as Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant in Disney Springs, my entire booking window was available on the website, and I was able to book. However, for the rest of the restaurants, I could only see my entire booking window open on the My Disney Experience app. If you have tried both the My Disney Experience website and app and are still having trouble, I suggest calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463. I did end up having to call to book some of my dining reservations, and while I did have to wait on hold, it was worth it! The helpful Cast Member was able to book most of my dining must-dos! Call to have a magical Cast Member happily do the same for you, Janice!

    One more tip! If you are wanting to also book some events from the Enchanting Extras Collection, such as dessert parties, and you don't see your dates available for selection, be aware that those dates for the event may not have been released yet. When I tried to book Magic Kingdom 50th Fireworks Dessert Parties: Disney Enchantment Treats & Seats, the Cast Member informed me that the dates have not been released yet, and I should check back with My Disney Experience to see when booking for my dates will become available. I have been checking every morning, noon and night!

    Janice, I hope this was helpful and that you are able to book every restaurant and dining experience on your wish list! I'm wishing you a magical vacation full of food, fun and pixie dust! Please stop by any time with any vacation planning questions you may have.

    I hope to see ya real soon,

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I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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