• On Jun 6, 2021
    Julia from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you guys have any idea when you are planning on reinstating the Disney dining plan? I plan on coming to the parks next year and want to know if I have to budget the food in

    Hello, Julia! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. 

    At this time, I don't have any information if or when the Disney Dining Plan may return to us. I don't think we will see it back until most, if not all, of the dining locations are reopened at Walt Disney World. This summer and fall we are seeing some fan favorites return so hopefully after that, the Disney Dining Plan will come back. In the meantime, I actually suggest picking up Disney Gift Cards between now and your vacation next year like when you go grocery shopping. I typically will slide a $20.00 gift card in my cart at check-out. I like doing this because it mimics the Disney Dining Plan in the sense that the money is already taken out of your bank account and has to be used for something at Walt Disney World. That definitely makes it easier to buy that splurgy meal or cocktail knowing that money is already allocated for food and drinks on vacation. If the Disney Dining Plan then makes a return between now and your trip and you've already stockpiled some Disney Gift Cards, you can use them to pay the balance of your Walt Disney World vacation. If the Disney Dining Plan returns and looks the same as it did before, you would be able to add the Disney Dining Plan to your existing package up to 48 hours prior to your vacation. To do so, you would need to call Guests Services and they would be able to help you out. When an announcement regarding the Disney Dining Plan is made, you'll be able to find all of the details over on the Disney Parks Blog so be sure to keep an eye out over there. 

    I'm sorry I don't have more information for you at this time, Julia. If you have any other questions about planning a trip to Walt Disney World right now, please feel free to come back and ask me. I'm happy to help. 

    Have a great day! 
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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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