Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Mar 12, 2022
    Ashley from CA 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’re trying to reserve character dining in April but it isn’t allowing us to do so. How can we make reservations?

    Hi Ashley,

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for your question! Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is next month, how exciting! Can you feel the magic?

    Sorry to hear that you’re having trouble booking advance dining reservations for character dining. Here are a few suggestions that might help your process!

    If you aren’t finding the reservation you’re looking for, they might be all booked up for that specific timeframe. Maybe try using different dates, sometimes when you play around with the dates you can find the perfect time!

    If you still aren’t having success, Hakuna Matata, some of the character dining experiences have walk-up lists you can join the day you’re in the Theme Parks or Disney Resorts Collection hotel! For example, if you’re looking to book Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom Park, the day of your visit and once you’re physically in the Theme Park, you can join the list. Within your My Disney Experience mobile app, just search for “Cinderella’s Royal Table” and select “Join Walk-Up List”. If you’re successful in joining, you’ll be able to see how long your wait will be in the mobile app. Just remember that you will need valid Theme Park tickets and Disney Park Pass reservations if you’d like to dine in one of the Theme Parks.

    My final suggestion would be to simply ask the Cast Member outside of the restaurant if they have any extra availability, sometimes you have success! You’ll want to do this early in the day though because if the restaurant has any availability, it will be booked up quickly. Also remember, cancellations happen, so make sure to check in My Disney Experience for any last minute reservation opportunities!

    I encourage you to keep your hopes up, I was recently able to do a successful walk-up reservation at 'Ohana and it was my first time ever eating there, so it’s possible! I hope this “Bit By Bryanna” is helpful as you prepare for your travel to the Walt Disney World Resort. If you have other vacation or planning 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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