• On Sep 2, 2021
    Tammy from NJ 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 the dining plans return. Have a trip plans next week.

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Tammy! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney! 

    Oh my chocolate covered churros, your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is next week! It sounds like you're already thinking about all the yummy Disney food that awaits you, and I am right there with you. Everything just tastes better on vacation!

    While we did receive word earlier this year that the Disney Dining Plans would indeed be coming back, we haven't gotten an exact date just yet. It could be weeks, or it could be any day now! You'll definitely want to keep a close eye on the Disney Parks Blog for the very latest. As soon as an announcement is made, you'll see it there!

    As we wait for word, some of my planDisney pals have found an alternative to the dining plan that just might work for you - a Disney Gift Card! My good friend and fellow panelist Tracy has a really informative breakdown of how she's used Disney Gift Cards in lieu of the dining plan, and she reports that it worked like a charm. Check out this great idea, and see what you think!

    And remember, you can use your Disney Gift Card to pay for the delicious delicacies you sample from the Marketplace booths at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. So feel free to taste your way around the world!

    Fingers crossed that we get some news on the dining plan soon, Tammy, but I hope I've given you some useful ideas in the meantime. Enjoy all the yummy goodness, and please come see us again if you have any more questions!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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