Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Mar 31, 2022
    Megan from VT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there an estimated time which the dining plans will be returning?

    Hi Megan!

    My family and I adore the Disney Dining Plan. We like the convenience that it offers and the peace of mind that comes with knowing all meals and snacks are paid for ahead of time. And enjoying all of the delicious foods at Walt Disney World is one of my favorite things to do! Each time I visit, I eat a Mickey Mouse pretzel with cheese. I also love the chocolate and vanilla swirled ice cream from Dinosaur Gertie's at Disney's Hollywood Studios!

    As you know, the Disney Dining Plan is temporarily unavailable. While dates for the return have not yet been announced, I am encouraged by the positive forward movement I'm seeing lately. For example, many restaurants are reopening, meet -n- greets with characters are returning, and the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is coming back to Pioneer Hall at Disney’s Fort Wilderness this summer!

    Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for updates on the return of the Disney Dining Plan. In the meantime, I have a few other tips for you! Consider purchasing Disney Gift Cards ahead of time in small increments. You can spend a little bit every week and tack it onto your grocery order. If you spend just $5-$10 each week, it adds up quickly and the next thing you know, you have a substantial amount of money set aside for Disney food and merchandise.

    You can also save money on food in the parks by ordering Quick Service meals from places with large portions, such as Pecos Bills or Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe. The portions are huge and you can share meals among two people.

    Please reach out to planDisney if you have any other questions!


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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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