Character Dining at Riveria
  • On May 17, 2022
    Michael from ID Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When do you intend to bring back the dining plan? And if I book a stay for later this year now can the dining plan be added later when you do bring it back?

    Hey there, Michael! Welcome to planDisney! I'm so glad that you've stopped by with your vacation planning question.

    Don't you miss the Disney Dining Plan?! I know I do! I always loved that all of my family's meals and snacks were pre-paid before the vacation began. It was a magical feeling to arrive at The Most Magical Place on Earth, enjoy all of our must-do dining experiences and eat ALL the snacks without having to think about staying on budget. I can absolutely understand why you are wanting to know when the Dining Plans will return, and I'm more than happy to answer your question today.

    Unfortunately, no announcements have been made yet about when the Disney Dining Plans will return. However, since the website states that the Dining Plans are "temporarily unavailable," I'm hopeful that they will return soon! If you book a Walt Disney World Resort vacation now for the end of this year and the Dining Plans return before your trip, you will likely be able to call to modify your reservation to add the Dining Plan to your vacation package. So, I suggest booking your vacation package now and then keeping an eye on the website and on the Disney Parks Blog for the news on the return of the Dining Plans as soon as it drops. Happy booking and bon appetit!

    If the Disney Dining Plans do not return before your vacation, I recommend perusing the menus of your must-do dining experiences to get an idea of how much to budget for dining, add in a budget for snacks, and put that amount on a Disney Gift Card. Then, your vacation will still have that magical pre-paid feeling, and you won't have to worry about budgeting once you're in vacation mode!

    I hope this was helpful, Michael, and I hope you have the most magical and memorable vacation, full of food, fun and pixie dust! Stop by any time with any vacation planning questions you may have along the way. You've got a friend in me!

    I hope to see ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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