• On Sep 1, 2020
    Stephen from Louth 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, I'm planning a trip to DisneyWorld for summer 2021. I was wondering when the dining plan will be back or If i book now will i be able to add the dining plan on later for the same price? Thank you!

    Hi Stephen!

    Welcome to planDisney!

    I am very happy to see that you are thinking ahead, and wish to book your Walt Disney World Resort holiday for during the Summer of next year, and it's never too early to start making plans.   

    For the previous few years, the offer of free Disney Dining has been made around April, but this year is a little different, and we don't yet know if any free Dining will be offered to Guests from the UK & Ireland for 2021, or as a special offer anytime in the future.  Disney Dining Plans have been temporarily suspended for now, whether they are offered as a free promotion, or as a purchased extra.  I know that sometimes, for myself,  it has not been possible to add the free Dining offer to an existing reservation, and I have had to make a completely new booking to include it.  This is something you will need to discuss with the Walt Disney Travel Company International as the Terms & Conditions may vary.  Please call 1800 812 678 from Ireland, to speak with one of our very helpful and knowledgeable Disney Cast Members.  Keep watching for any new announcements about free Disney Dining available to us - I know I am ready to book again if they release this offer again!  For now, you can see all the special offers available, here.

    If you do receive free Disney Dining, did you know that you can upgrade your Dining Plan by paying the difference in cost?  There are four Disney Dining Plans available, including the new Disney Dining Plan Plus which offers even more flexibility with 2 meals per day (of either Table-Service or Quick-Service - you can choose where you use it).  This is particularly useful if you want to use 2 Table-Service credits for a meal, with this plan you don't have 'borrow' credits from another day and can just use both of your meal credits from the same day.

    During the phased re-opening of Walt Disney World, we may need a little more considered and careful planning, but our holidays to Walt Disney World Resort can still be a magical experience.  Please read this information about Returning to a World of Magic, and keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest official updates as they are announced.

    Please know we are working to be able to answer your questions as quickly as possible, and we look forward to providing an update as soon as we have more information to share.  Come back and ask as many questions as you like!  We are always happy to help you plan your holiday.

thumbnail image for Susan

Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.