• On Jul 2, 2021
    Allison from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you know when Disney dining is coming back

    Hi Allison!

    Welcome to planDisney! One of the best things about a Disney vacation is the FOOD! There is something for everyone from sweet treats like a Dole Whip or a Mickey Premium Bar, to amazing sushi at Kona Cafe, to fine dining at California Grill. I love it all and I’ve been known to plan my day around a particular snack.

    At this point, Disney has not given a date that the Disney Dining Plan will be available. But we did hear through the Disney Parks Blog recently that despite speculation to the opposite, that the Disney Dining Plan will indeed be returning at some point! You can book a trip now, and if the Disney Dining Plan becomes available in time for your trip, it can be added later.

    I do have an alternate idea for you. Utilize the money you would spend on the Disney Dining Plan to purchase Disney Gift Cards. You can purchase them online, or at many local retailers and warehouse-type stores. One of my best tricks is to purchase Disney Gift Cards at Target with my Target Red Card and get 5% off! You can also sometimes find discounts on gift cards around the holidays and especially on Black Friday. On the Disney Gift Card Website, you can transfer balances from one card to another, allowing you to move those smaller cards to one single card with a balance of up to $1,000. Then bring those cards with you to pay for your meals and snacks. This would give you that same, pre-paid aspect that many Guests like with the Disney Dining Plan.

    I hope maybe the Disney Gift Card idea might work for you. If they do bring back the Disney Dining Plan in time for your trip, you can still use those Disney Gift Cards to pay for the Disney Dining Plan. I also recommend you stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest reopening information. When the Disney Dining Plan returns, this is where it will first be announced.

    Have a Magical Day!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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