• On Feb 29, 2020
    Elena from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi. If I book my vacation for late fall 2020 and pay it in full, if Free Dining is released and I call Disney to apply it to my trip, will I be reimbursed for the cost of the dining plan? Or should I buy only tickets and room and apply dining later?

    Howdy Elena!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  Thank you for your question!  

    I am a huge fan of the Disney Dining Plans!  I also really love it when I can add the “Free Dining Offer” to my Walt Disney World Resort vacation!  If you book your vacation now and find that the Free Dining Offer pops up in the future, then the Walt Disney World Resort can easily modify your reservation.  I have done this many times myself.  If there is an amount to be refunded, they will refund the difference to the credit card that was used.  I recommend creating the package that you want with a Disney Dining Plan added.  This way, when you reach your 180 days before check-in, you can make your Advanced Dining Reservations.  

    The Walt Disney World Resort has recently released the new Disney Dining Plan Plus.  This is the most flexible plan.  With Disney Dining Plan Plus, you can combine Table-Services and Quick-Service in a way that is most convenient to how your family vacations.  You will also receive two snacks per person, per night and one refillable mug per person.  With this new plan, you can dine your way every day!

    There are so many new and exciting things on the horizon for 2020.  If you want to stay informed of everything, check out the Disney Parks Blog.  Also, if you have any more questions, please come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  We love to help!  Happy planning, Elena!

    See Ya Real Soon
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Meet the Panelist: Tamela, Alabama

Howdy, y'all! I'm Tamela from Alabama and Walt Disney World has been my home away from home for over 40 years. My husband and our two sons love our Walt Disney World vacations and we love helping others with theirs. I have experienced the Walt Disney World resort as a child, teen, single adult, couple with and without babies, and beyond! I love to help plan multi-generational and large group vacations. I look forward to helping you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation. Learn More About Tamela

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