• On Jul 4, 2021
    Melissa from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When can I add the Disney dining package to our existing trip?

    Hey there, Melissa! Thanks for visiting us here at planDisney with your question. I bet you are getting so excited for your trip to Walt Disney World, it's right around the corner! 

    Melissa, the Disney Dining Plan has not yet returned to us since the reopening of Walt Disney World last summer. The good news is that we just found out last week that the Disney Dining Plan will indeed return but the bad news is we don't have a date just yet. The Disney Dining Plan is an absolute fan favorite and I know a lot of people were very happy to know that it will come back. I don't, however, think the Disney Dining Plan will be back in time for your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation this year. Disney likes to give plenty of notice for these types of things and I think it is cutting it pretty close to your travel date. If the Disney Dining Plan is available for your travel dates and looks similar to when what it did before, you would more than likely have up to 48 hours prior to your travel date to add it to your vacation. Be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for up-to-date information about when the Disney Dining Plan will come back. 

    Until then, Melissa, I actually suggest picking up some Disney Gift Cards between now and your vacation to use on food and drinks at Walt Disney World. This is similar to the Disney Dining Plan in the sense that the money is already pulled from your bank account and has to be used for something at Walt Disney World. Knowing things are prepaid makes it a little bit easier to enjoy all of those splurgy meals while on vacation. 

    I'm sorry I don't have an exact date the Disney Dining Plan will return, Melissa, but it is exciting that we know it is for sure coming back. If you have any other questions before your trip, please feel free to come back and ask me. I'm here to help. 

    Have a great day! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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