Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Jun 6, 2022
    Stephanie from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I booked a travel package on late august-early september, and I'm wondering if the disney dining plans would be reinstated eventually? Thank you in advance.

    Hey there, hi there, ho there! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney, Stephanie! Thanks for stopping by with your question!

    Three chEARS to you for booking your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! You are officially on your way to the adventure of a lifetime. How psyched are you?! And to add to the magic, how lucky to be visiting during The Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration! The EARidescent magical touches sprinkled all around Walt Disney World are sure to make your vacation even more fabulous than you can imagine! I just know you are going to have an amazing time.

    The Disney Dining Plan is an excellent way to enjoy the incredible food at Walt Disney World. Like you, I’ve been anxiously awaiting news of its return. Unfortunately, we still don’t have an update at this time, and the Disney Dining Plan is currently not available for purchase. While I know this may not be the news you were hoping to hear, I do have an alternative option that may work well! One of the best parts of using the Disney Dining Plan was that it helped Guests to stay within their budget and not go overboard with purchasing food items. Let’s be honest, all the food is insanely delicious and often irresistible, so it’s easy to go a little overboard purchasing snacks all day long. So, my recommendation is to utilize a Disney Gift Card during your stay. You can view every restaurant’s menu and pricing via the Walt Disney World Website and put together a max food budget for your trip based on where you plan to dine. Then, you can purchase a Disney Gift Card for that exact amount and only use your gift card for food during your day. This way, you won’t go over budget! I have many planDisney Panel friends who use this method, and it works pretty well!

    While I have you, Stephanie, I wanted to remind you to set a calendar reminder to log into your My Disney Experience account 60 days before your check-in to make your Advanced Dining Reservations. There are so many fabulous restaurants to enjoy, and I want to make sure you get to experience those at the top of your bucket list! So, don't forget to set that reminder, grab a cup of coffee for energy, and be sure to log in at 6:00 a.m. on that 60-day mark to snag your table at one of these fabulous spots, like my personal favorite Topolino's Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera.

    I do hope this answer has been helpful to you! Please feel free to stop by again with any other questions you may have as you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Bye for now!
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Meet the Panelist: Diana, New York

Hiya! I'm Diana from New York, and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Whether you're planning your first trip or just visiting "For the First Time in Forever," with all that Walt Disney World has to offer, it's easy to feel like you're headed "Into the Unknown." Just remember, "You've Got a Friend in Me!" So, let me be a "Part of Your World" to lend a helping hand as you plan your most magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Diana

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