Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Dec 5, 2021
    Jennifer from NV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    trying to book dinner reservations - all booked! Does that mean we need to go day of and try to get on waitlist? or will they open up more reservations closer to date of arrival? Help we are going in 3 weeks no sit down or character dining avail. help

    Hi Jennifer! Welcome to planDisney! We’ve all been there...we have our heart set on a particular Disney Dining location only to find that we can’t secure a reservation. Jennifer, the first tip that I can give is...don’t give up!

    Many Disney Dining locations book quickly! However, I have found that with persistence (and perhaps a little Disney magic) I can usually get a dining reservation at many popular locations! Check the Disney Dining page, or better yet, the My Disney Experience app frequently! Remember, Guests often change plans and that usually means canceling dining reservations. You might be able to grab a canceled reservation. Also, on the My Disney Experience app you can join the Walkup List for many Disney Dining locations.

    Finally, when I’m not successful in securing a preferred Disney Dining reservation, I turn to my favorite feature on the My Disney Experience app. On the search feature, enter “Make Dining Reservations.” You’ll then be prompted to enter your party size, preferred dining date, and mealtime. Once you enter all of that information a list of available dining locations will appear! Select the dining experience that best meets your interests (and palate)!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan

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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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