• On Jul 12, 2021
    Sara 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.

    My family (8ppl) are discussing a 5-8 day trip. 1) Can we get into a theme park each day? 2) Will there be a dining plan? 3) Will we be able to make in-park dining reservations at the park we are visiting that day? 4) When can we make the reservations?

    Hi Sara,

    Are you so excited just dreaming about visiting The Happiest Place on Earth with your whole family? You guys are going to have a BLAST and make memories together that you'll all cherish for years to come! Thanks for bringing all your questions to us here at planDisney so we can share in your excitement!

    First, yes, you may absolutely visit a theme park each day of your vacation if you'd like. You'll need both a valid ticket and Disney Park Pass reservation, but as long as you have those, you'll be all set to soak up ALL the theme park fun! All four parks have something special and unique to offer, so I'd definitely encourage you to visit each one at least once.

    Next, as far as the Disney Dining Plans go, we really don't know yet. Disney Dining Plans are currently unavailable to purchase or use, but the Disney Parks Blog recently released an article hinting that they'll be returning at some point. I'm sending pixie dust that you'll be able to take advantage of this wonderful perk during your stay, but I'd encourage you to keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for any further announcements or updates!

    Finally, dining reservations currently open up 60 days in advance. If you're staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you'll have the added benefit of being able to make all of your dining reservations for the entire length of your stay (up to 10 days) at that 60-day point. There are table-service restaurants in each of the four theme parks, but your ability to grab a reservation in each one will be subject to availability. Reservations open up between 5:45 and 6:00 AM, so I'd encourage you to log on as early as possible to start making your reservations. I'm sending pixie dust that you find the perfect ones for your trip!

    Thanks again for stopping by planDisney, Sara, and please let us know if we can help with anything else as you're thinking through the details of your trip. I hope you and your family have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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