• On Dec 5, 2021
    Amber 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.

    When will dining plans return?

    Hey there, Amber! I am so glad you found us here at planDisney to ask your question about my favorite thing – Disney dining! 

    Your question is one that gets asked a lot. So many guests love the ease of using the Disney Dining Plan on their vacations. It is nice to have your meals paid for when you arrive for your visit. Unfortunately, we currently just don’t know when to expect to see the Disney Dining Plan return. A great place to keep an eye on all things Walt Disney World is the Disney Parks Blog. You can be sure that they will let us all know as soon as the Dining Plan is coming. 

    Should that happen before your June vacation to The Most Magical Place on Earth, know that you can easily add it onto your vacation package online before your final payment date or by calling in once that date has passed. 

    Until then, you can try one of my favorite Disney vacation tricks. Purchase Disney Gift Cards in the amount of the dining plan. Since you have 7 months before your trip, you can spread this out and purchase each week or so. I typically purchase my Disney Gift Cards at a store where I get a slight discount. Then, combine the cards into $1000 values online at the Disney Gift Card website. You can bring these gift cards along in June to pay for all your food (and more!). 

    In the past, when I have done this, my family has actually found that we ate better (less desserts and many signature meals) and used less money than what the Disney Dining Plan would have cost us. Disney Gift Cards can be used at most snack carts, restaurants across WDW, and in shops. I love the flexibility that this provides us. 

    I hope this helps with planning for your summer visit. Please come back to planDisney with other questions that you might have as you trip gets closer. 

    Happy Traveling (& eating),
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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