• On Jul 28, 2021
    Kip from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are dinning plans available

    Hey there, Kip! Thanks for visiting planDisney with your question. Your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World is right around the corner. I bet you are getting so excited! September is a really fun month to visit but it can be really hot as well. Be sure to keep hydrated and take lots of breaks if you need to. I love to schedule pool time, in the afternoons, during the hot summer months. 

    Kip, as of right now the Disney Dining Plan is not yet available for purchase. It has not yet returned to us since the reopening of Walt Disney World last summer. I think this is due to a few things like limited capacity and not all of the Walt Disney World restaurants are back open yet. But, as we return to a world of magic we are slowly but surely getting there! Good news though, the Disney Parks Blog just recently acknowledges that the Disney Dining Plan is a beloved fan favorite and put our worried minds at ease letting us know that it will, indeed, return. They just aren't sure of an exact return date just yet. 

    With that being said, I don't think the Disney Dining Plan will be back in time for your vacation next month. Now, I could be wrong but I think Disney likes to give people ample time to plan for it. However, if it does return soon than I expect, you will most certainly be able to add it on to an existing vacation package. If it looks anything like it did before, you will probably have up to 48 hours before you check-in to add it on. 

    I know it is cutting it close to your vacation right now, but if the Disney Dining Plan does not return before a later vacation of yours, I suggest picking up Disney Gift Cards here and there to use on dining. This is similar to the Disney Dining Plan because it is already paid for and has to be used for something at Walt Disney World. Using a Disney Gift Card sure makes it a lot easier to purchase that splurgy meal or snack. I like to pick up a small one each time I go grocery shopping. It doesn't add a lot to my bill and I'm always surprised at how quickly they can add up. I also like to ask for Disney Gift Cards for gifts from other people and save them until an upcoming trip. 

    I'm sorry I don't have better news for you, Kip. If you have any other questions before your vacation, stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. Have a great time! 
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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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