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  • On May 13, 2022
    Amanda from NS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our Disney resort is booked for September but we would like to buy our park tickets soon. I’ve been holding off waiting to see if the Dining Plan will come back. My question is - if I buy tickets now can I still add the Dining Plan if it becomes available?

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Amanda!

    Welcome back to planDisney with a very popular question. I am thrilled to hear that you will be returning to the Walt Disney World Resort this fall to join in the 50th Anniversary Celebration. There are so many new experiences that have been created that will have you basking in EARidescence. New attractions, new entertainment, and new treats and eats are available during the celebration. The 50th Anniversary Sips and Bites Guide will help you celebrate with special snacks, desserts, and cocktails throughout the resort. 

    You are already a vacation planning rockstar by booking your Disney Resorts Collection Hotel accommodations already. Due to the phased reopening of the Walt Disney World Resort, all theme parks and experiences are operating under limited capacity. Currently, this affects dining because some dining experiences have not reopened. There has not been a specific announcement as to when Dining Plans will return. I suggest that you keep your ears tuned in to the Disney Parks Blog for updates. We are hoping to hear some news very soon regarding its return. If the Dining Plans return before your arrival, you can modify your reservation to upgrade a dining plan. 

    I would recommend that you purchase your Theme Park Tickets and make Disney Park Pass reservations for everyone as soon as possible. You can always change a park reservation later if there is remaining availability. Once a park is booked up, you will not be able to enter unless you have the Park Hopper Option added to your admission. You can check the Theme Park Reservation Availability Calendar before you make your purchase, to ensure the parks you want to visit are available.

    I hope this helps with your planning. If you need any recommendations for dining reservations, please come back and visit us again. 

    See ya real soon, 

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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