Le Cellier Steakhouse
  • On Jan 24, 2022
    Marlys from SD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Any idea when you will have the dining plans available. My family had plans for NYC in 2020 but COVID hit, WE MUST use our airplane tickets by 12/31/2022. We would like to revisit WDW but can not afford the stay with restraunt prices at the current rate.

    Hi Marlys! Welcome to planDisney! As a former New Yorker who grew up just a short train ride to the Big Apple, I hope your family gets a chance to visit NYC in the future. Between the museums, landmarks, and cuisine options from all around the world, there is so much to do and see while you are there! Much like the Walt Disney World Resort!

    The Disney Dining Plan has always provided the benefit of having a worry-free vacation. You were able to decide on the type of plan that worked best for your family, and then pay for it ahead of your visit. This allowed you to have enjoyable dining experiences at some of the best restaurants without wondering how much the cost will come out to. Although there has not been a return date announced yet, I do have an idea that may help on your upcoming visit.

    The best part of using the Disney Dining Plan is not to have a bill presented at the end of the meal. But technically you are still paying for the dining experience ahead of time. I recommend researching the menus of the restaurants you plan to dine at and then coming up with an approximate amount of what you believe each meal will cost. Then, purchase Disney Gifts Cards for the amount you expect the dining will be and use these Gift Cards as payment at the end of each meal. This way you have already paid for the cost of the meal ahead of time and have decided on restaurants that will fit the budget of your trip. 

    With this said, Disney is constantly adding and bringing back some of the popular services and experiences that we have all dearly missed. Parades are returning to the Magic Kingdom Park, while Disney Genie+ has been introduced and replaced the previously popular FastPass system. Most dining experiences have returned, and others have re-opening dates. It is possible that we will see the Disney Dining Plan comeback in some form this year. I would follow the Disney Parks Blog for all for the latest news and updates.

    Marlys, I hope you find these recommendations helpful during the planning process! Come find me again at planDisney with any questions you may have!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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