Character Dining Reservations Open for Topolino’s Terrace at Disney World

Walt Disney World has released new details about the new Storybook Breakfast Dining Experience at Topolino’s Terrace, including the characters featured at this Walt Disney World character meal, breakfast menu items, and more. Additionally, Advance Dining Reservations are now available for Topolino’s Terrace at Riviera Resort.

In case you missed our previous post about it, Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera is the new signature table-service restaurant perched on the rooftop of Disney’s Riviera Resort (Topolino is the Italian name for Mickey Mouse). Topolino’s Terrace will feature authentic dishes infused with French and Italian flavors, and will offer picturesque views of Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Reservations just opened for Storybook Breakfast Dining Experience at Topolino’s Terrace, which will debut on December 16, 2019. As with the similarly-named Storybook Dining at Artist Point that debuted exactly one year earlier, we’d expect the Topolino’s Terrace character meal to become a hot ADR, so book early if you’re thinking about doing it…

Our basis for this is quite simple: despite being at a resort, we expect high demand for Storybook Breakfast Dining Experience. First, because it’s new. Second, breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace is going to feature very popular characters in unique outfits.

Third, it’s easily accessible from Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios via the Skyliner gondolas. Finally, we expect the menu here to be more ambitious than the character dining norm; this is another parallel to the Artist Point character meal, and one that will make it a crowd-pleaser among both kids and adults.

Speaking of which, Storybook Breakfast Dining Experience at Topolino’s Terrace will offer a prix fixe breakfast menu from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily, and and can count as one table service credit for breakfast on the Disney Dining Plan. To make reservations, visit the Topolino’s Terrace page on Walt Disney World Resort website or call (407) WDW-DINE (407-939-3463).

That prix fixe menu will begin with fresh pastries including Danish, croissants, blueberry scones, or Epi bread. Following that, you’ll have a choices of entrees including Quiche Gruyère with house-made pancetta, Sour Cream Waffle, Wood-fired Butchers Steak, Smoked Salmon, Spiced Sausage Hash, Two Eggs Any Style, plant-based “Egg” Omelet, and more.

These options sound all over the place in terms of ambition, but that steak quickly caught my eye. Personally, I will take something like this that strives for quality food over the buffet at Chef Mickey’s any day. Unlimited only does you so much good when the cuisine is barely edible.

While enjoying breakfast and the bird’s eye views, guests will be able to meet Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck, all of whom will be stylishly dressed from head to toe in outfits unique to Topolino’s Terrace. Our guess is that these costumes will be similar to what Disney Cruise Line uses for its Mediterranean sailings, which are lovely–it’s just too bad we won’t be getting Gondolier Goofy!

We haven’t exactly been the biggest cheerleaders of Disney’s Riviera Resort (although that began to change once we toured the rooms), one thing we are looking forward to is the dining options. Dinner also sounds and looks wonderful at Topolino’s Terrace, and it appears that Walt Disney World is going for something high-end here, like California Grill meets Capa (at Four Seasons Orlando).

Le Petit Café also sounds intriguing, and I really hope they offer craft coffee. It’d also be great if this is a cozy and inviting space, a la Cove Cafe aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships. I don’t expect quite that vibe from it, but I think it could be a really nice asset to the Barefoot Bay Resort Area. (I just made that resort ‘district’ up, but it should totally be a thing.

Not that we plan on staying at Disney’s Riviera Resort a ton–we don’t. However, after the resort irreversibly altered part of the lush character of Caribbean Beach Resort, and we’ve had to put up with construction noise and blight for the Riviera during multiple stays, I’m really looking forward to finally getting something positive out of Disney’s Riviera Resort while staying at Caribbean Beach.

Come December and beyond, I envision us requesting buildings 54-56 when staying at Caribbean Beach, walking over to that Skyliner station for park transportation, and doing most of our dining at the Riviera. Assuming, of course, that Walt Disney World doesn’t ‘get wise’ to this plan and turn those buildings into preferred rooms at Caribbean Beach!

On a tangentially related note, we’re sort of “stuck” staying at Caribbean Beach because we’ve been totally shut out of reservations at Disney’s Riviera Resort. I’ve been checking DVCMember.com daily for the last few weeks and haven’t seen anything. We’ve done this in the past for every other (recent) Disney Vacation Club resort opening, and have always had great luck booking early. Is it just me, or as anyone had success booking at Disney’s Riviera Resort inside the 7 month mark?

We realize that cash bookings are still available for the grand opening of Disney’s Riviera Resort…for $486 per night…in a Tower Studio. Call me crazy, but I’d much rather use 12 DVC points for the same room. Unless one of our waitlists comes through (and I’m not holding my breath on that), it looks like this character meal will be our primary means of experiencing Disney’s Riviera Resort.

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YOUR THOUGHTS

Are you looking forward to Storybook Breakfast Dining Experience at Topolino’s Terrace? Have you booked your Advance Dining Reservations for this new character meal yet? Planning on trying out this prix fixe offering, or would you prefer sticking to character buffets? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback—even when you disagree with us—is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!


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