• On Dec 17, 2020
    Melissa from NH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! Assuming the Disney Dining Plan returns in 2021, do you feel it would be more cost effective to buy the DDP OR should I simply use my new Disney Visa when getting our food?? I know most locations have some kind of Disney Visa discount of about 10%

    Hi Melissa! Thanks for visiting planDisney! It's great to hear that you are doing some advanced planning! That is always the best strategy for visiting the Walt Disney World Resort!

    I am absolutely hoping for a return of the Disney Dining Plan in the future. After pricing out DDP vs. no plan we have found that we do save money. Once you take the meals, the snacks, and the drinks into account it is deal that we always found valuable to our family. In addition to the value, we really enjoy knowing that our meals and snacks are already paid for. It adds another "relaxing element" to our vacation knowing that we've already paid for the food!

    While we wait for the (hopeful) return of the Disney Dining Plan, please remember that mobile order is available at many locations in the Walt Disney World Resort! Using mobile order through your My Disney Experience app is incredibly convenient!

    Melissa, I am also a Disney Visa Card holder! This card has been so valuable to our family over the years! We accumulate our Disney Reward Dollars in the lead up to our visits. We have used on Disney Reward Dollars to pay for tickets to events such as Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! We've also used our reward dollars to pay for our resort hotel stay!

    With the Disney Dining Plan and the Disney Visa Card you have the best of both worlds! Take full advantage of both!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan G.

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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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