Family dining
  • On Mar 21, 2022
    Thomas from RI 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 ideas as to when Disney Dining Plan will return? I like to complete my trip plans but delaying until that returns.

    Hiya Thomas,

    Welcome to planDisney! How exciting that you are working on planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort this summer. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be opening this summer, so it will be an incredibly magical time to visit. I can’t wait to have a little mini dance party with my favorite band of heroes.

    The Disney Dining Plan is a favorite of so many families because of its convenience and ability to plan ahead for your dining needs. Unfortunately, we still don’t have a date yet on when it will return to Walt Disney World. Myself and my fellow panelists continue to keep an eye out for any late-breaking news about its return. I would suggest following Disney Parks on Instagram and Disney Parks Blog so that you can stay updated as well. They always seem to make the announcements first, so it is good practice for all new, upcoming, and re-opening at Disney Parks.

    If you don’t want to hold off on booking your Walt Disney World Vacation any longer, my best suggestion is to start collecting Disney Gift Cards. Every time I go on a trip, I like to look at the menus for the places I would like to dine and plan out an estimate of how much money I will need for meals and snacks. I then start to collect Disney Gift Cards over time to spread out the cost for my dining. With these prepaid cards, I can not only buy all of my food, but I can also use my leftover balance for Orange Bird and Star Wars merchandise.

    Thomas, I, too, can’t wait for the news that the Disney Dining Plans have returned. I’m sending all of the pixie dust and a touch of Fairy Godmother’s magic that we will soon hear some good news!

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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