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  • On Apr 9, 2022
    Stephanie from IN 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 Disney dining plans will be available again? My family and I will be visiting in October!

    Hi there, Stephanie! Welcome to planDisney!

    Your trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth happens to be during my favorite time of year, spooky season! I absolutely love the Walt Disney World Resort in the fall, but especially in the month leading up to Halloween. Walt Disney World is always full of magic, but it is fun to see the magic with a bit of a villainous twist, creating Halloween excitement for all! I can never miss the Disney After Hours Boo Bash, a special, late-night event at Magic Kingdom Park. You'll see some unusual characters, eat some delectable treats, experience shorter wait times for rides and even get to see my favorite character, Maleficent, in dragon form on one of the Halloween Cavalcades!

    Stephanie, you've hit on a hot topic here in asking about the Disney Dining Plans. The Dining Plans seem to be a Guest favorite and a highly missed experience at Walt Disney World. We're all patiently waiting to hear more information on the Disney Dining Plans, but we do not yet have a date for their return. Keep your eyes on Disney Parks Blog leading up to your stay to see if there are any changes! We have recently seen the return of a few more restaurants, experiences and even character meet and greets, so I'll keep my ears crossed that the Dining Plans return next!

    My fellow panelist, Greg, taught me a great way to help budget for food in the absence of the Disney Dining Plans. Greg shared a tip to purchase a Disney Gift Card in the amount you'd prefer to spend on food during your trip and use that to pay at restaurants, snack stands and Mobile Order Dining. You can purchase a gift card ahead of time and choose from a physical gift card or e-gift card. I personally love the keychain gift cards available at EPCOT during the festivals, as they allow for a convenient way to access the gift card during each purchase!

    I know that this may not be the answer you were looking for today, Stephanie, but I'll keep wishing on a star that all your Dining Plan dreams come true before you arrive this fall!

    Hakuna Matata,

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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