• On Jun 7, 2021
    Jenna from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I have a few questions about trip planning. Do you know when the me plans will be back? Will there be a Christmas party and if so what date does it begin this year?

    Hi Jenna!

    Welcome to planDisney! I am so excited to learn that you are about to plan a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort! 

    If I understand the first question correctly, you are asking about meal plans. My family loved the Disney Dining Plans! Unfortunately, we do not yet have details on when they might return. On our last visit, I felt great about our dining expenses even without having a dining plan. We selected restaurants for advanced dining reservations and then reviewed the menus of each restaurant. Using the menu pricing, we estimated the costs of our meals. We factored in the cost for drinks and snacks and included applicable discounts (Annual Passholder or Disney Vacation Club). We also factored in tax and gratuities to get a solid estimate of the cost of each meal. 

    We also do not yet have updates on Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. This is our favorite time of year to visit. The Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort are so much fun. My family loves the decorations, the treats, and the characters dressed in their holiday best! So, we are definitely waiting for updates. If you have not done so already, follow the Disney Parks Blog for more information. In 2019, the party started on November 8.

    As you continue to make plans, do make advanced dining reservations. In looking at the dates of your visit, I will also recommend that you consider the Disney After Hours Boo Bash. Fun awaits with happy haunting! Assemble your crew and decide how you will dress for the evening. The matching gear is important!

    Jenna, I wish I had more details. Announcements keep coming, however, so keep your eye on the operational updates. Make sure to make Disney Park Pass system reservations for your trip if you have not done so already. We had the best time on our last trip, mostly because we used the digital tools including Mobile Dine Check-in, Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering, and Disney MagicMobile service!

    Magic and memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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