• On Dec 7, 2021
    Tracy from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    will there be dining plans in 2022?

    Hey there, Tracy! Thanks for stopping by planDisney to chit-chat about one of my favorite things - Disney dining! 

    Tracy, the Disney Dining Plan is such a fan favorite. I know my family and I have enjoyed it on many of our past vacations. It is really nice to have everything paid for ahead of time. It really takes the pressure off and allows for a more enjoyable vacation. This question of the moment is when will it come back. Unfortunately, Tracy, at this time we still don't know. A few months ago the Disney Parks Blog released an article reassuring fans that it will, eventually, return. They've heard the outcry of love and support and wanted to ease all of our concerns. At that time, they still weren't sure of a return date. That's the last update that we've had. I personally think we will see the Disney Dining Plan return in the new year. Many restaurants at Walt Disney World have reopened lately and I think that is a step in the right direction. 

    If the Disney Dining Plan does return before your vacation, Tracy, you'll be able to add it on to your existing vacation package. So no worries there. If it looks similar to what it did before, you'll probably have up to 48 hours prior to your vacation to add it. 

    Until then, you can always stock up on Disney gift cards. I like to use this in place of the Disney Dining Plan. It is similar in the sense that it is paid for ahead of time and has to be used for something at Walt Disney World. I like to pick up Disney gift cards when I'm grocery shopping. It doesn't add a lot to my bill but I am always amazed at how quickly they add up. If you are stocking up on gift cards and the Disney Dining Plan returns, you can always use them to pay off your existing balance. 

    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. Have fun and enjoy! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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