Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Jan 30, 2022
    Michael from NJ 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 and it is saying everything is booked. We are going March 21-25. Is this possible?


    Thanks for your question to planDisney!

    I just checked for one of the days of your trip (March 23rd), and assuming for a party of 4, I was able to find about 50 different restaurants throughout Walt Disney World that had reservation times available for dinner. Certainly, some of these restaurants may not be located where you want to dine that day. Also, for many the available reservation times may be too early or too late to fit your schedule. But there are still options available within your trip. To find what is available, follow these steps

    1. From the Walt Disney World website, hover over the top menu to find "Make Reservations" under "Things to Do", and "Dining"
    2. Filter down to your dining date, mealtime, and party size
    3. You should get a list of all restaurants with available slots, with the different times available reflected on each restaurant's result row, to the right. 

    You can filter down further, based on location, as well as by cuisine and other factors. I would also suggest when making your initial filtering that you select a meal, rather than a specific time (i.e., "Dinner", instead of "6:00 pm"). This expands the results you will see, which will help in picking a dining selection. 

    I know that having a nice sit-down dinner can be a great cap to an amazing day in the Disney magic, but don't overlook some of the great counter service dining options. My family often enjoys a walk around the EPCOT World Showcase, just sharing some small plates and 'tasting the world'. In addition to that, we have some great personal favorites at each park. Here are a few of those, in case you were interested

    Have a Magical Vacation!


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