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  • On Jun 1, 2021
    Christina from NC Asked

    If I book my reservation now for December and Disney brings back the dining plan can I add it to my reservation?

    Hi there, Christina!

    It sounds like you'll soon have some December vacation dates to look forward to! It's so much fun to be in the planning stages of a magical Walt Disney World Resort getaway and consider where to stay, what to do, and most importantly - what to EAT! With all the amazing dining options available to Guests, planning where to dine is a major part of planning any Disney trip.

    My family has always enjoyed the benefits of the Disney Dining Plan - it takes the guesswork out of budgeting our travel funds for meals. When using the dining plan, we typically splurge on fancier meals and more upscale dining experiences than when we are paying out of pocket per meal. With the dining plan, Guests have the option of taking care of dining costs up front, and there are typically several different package options to choose from. During Walt Disney World Resort's phased reopening, select Guest offerings have been paused until further notice, and, unfortunately, the Disney Dining Plan is one of these offerings at this time. So far, there have been no announcements about reinstating dining plan options, but I'm sure they are carefully considering it since it is such a Guest favorite! My fingers are crossed that we will get news of a Disney Dining Plan relaunch sometime soon. If so, you should be able to add it to your vacation package up to 48 hours before your arrival date. (That's how it's worked in the past.)

    In the meantime, I encourage you to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for any breaking news or announcements regarding the return of the Disney Dining Plan. My fellow planDisney panelist Jackie shares how her family budgets for Disney dining in the absence of the dining plan in this informative post

    I hope this helps with your planning, and that you'll soon be counting down the days until your December Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
    Diane W. 

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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