• On Jun 19, 2020
    Arlene from OK 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.

    Will the dining plan be offered for 2021?

    Greetings Arlene! It's great to see you back here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'm so glad you've stopped by with another planning question.

    As Walt Disney World prepares to welcome Guests back home for its exciting reopening, new information is frequently being released about cleaning enhancements and health guidelines so you can vacation with confidence. Recently, it was announced that Disney dining plans will not be offered during the reopening period, and existing Disney dining plans will be canceled and refunded. At this time there has not been a confirmed date of when Disney dining plans will be available again for booking, but I recommend keeping your eye on the Dining: Know Before You Go website as well as the Dining Plans Overview page for updates. 

    I know this is disappointing to Guests who spend months planning their perfect dining itinerary and enjoy the benefit of having meals paid for in advance. Nothing says Hakuna Matata like knowing that the bill is already taken care of before I sit down to dine! Arlene, when I am traveling without a Disney dining plan, I like to put the value of what I expect to spend on dining onto a Disney Gift Card, or multiple Disney Gift Cards. I keep the cards in my resort room safe and charge everything using my MagicBand. I visit the front desk at my resort to pay down the charges every few days with my Disney Gift Cards. If you are using Mobile Order for quick-service dining, you are now able to use a Disney Gift Card or Disney Rewards Redemption Card right on the My Disney Experience App
    As we move forward into the first phases of reopening the Most Magical Place on Earth, I recommend following the Disney Parks Blog to keep up with new information as it is released. When you are ready to start planning your next adventure, we invite you to relax, pull up a chair, and stop by to see us again. 

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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