• On Sep 17, 2021
    Debbie from NA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, Any news on the disney dining plan for 2022?

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Debbie! 

    The Disney Dining Plan is such a fan favorite! I know my family and I have enjoyed using the program on numerous Walt Disney World vacations in the past. It was so nice to have every aspect of a Walt Disney World vacation paid for ahead of time. It really took the sticker shock of mealtime away, which allowed for an even more relaxing vacation. 

    The number one question on people's minds right now is when it is going to return. Unfortunately, I don't have an updated timeframe to give you, Debbie. A few months ago, the Disney Parks Blog did announce that the Disney Dining Plan will make a return eventually but they still weren't sure when. That is the latest update we have received. I've been checking the Disney Parks Blog often eagerly awaiting an announcement.  

    Until the Disney Dining Plan returns, I've been suggesting to people to start picking up Disney gift cards to use on vacation for food, beverages and snacks. It's similar to the Disney Dining Plan in the sense that it is already paid for ahead of time and has to be used for something at Walt Disney World. I like to grab my Disney Gift Cards when I am grocery shopping as they can be found at most major retail stores. It doesn't add much to my grocery bill here and there and I am always surprised at how quickly they can add up. Since your trip isn't until next summer, you have plenty of time to slowly start collecting Disney Gift Cards for your trip. I even like to ask friends and family for them for birthday and holiday gifts! If you've started to collect Disney Gift Cards and the Disney Dining Plan comes back before your trip, you can always use them to pay off the remaining balance of your vacation so it really is a win-win! 

    I'm sorry I don't have more of an update for you at this time. However, be sure to stop back by for another update or to ask me any of your other planning questions you might have. I'm happy to help. Have fun and happy planning! 
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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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