• On Sep 16, 2021
    Maryellen from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Morning, any idea when or if they are bringing the dining plans back?

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Maryellen! I'm so glad you've dropped by to chat about one of my favorite things - Disney dining. 

    The Disney Dining Plan is such a fan favorite, Maryellen. I know that my family and I have enjoyed using the program multiple times while on Walt Disney World vacations. It's so nice to have everything paid for ahead of time. It really adds to the magic of a Disney vacation. I loved ordering the most expensive menu item if I wanted and not even batting an eye at the price - which isn't something I would typically do in my normal life. The Disney Dining Plan is great! 

    Unfortunately, Maryellen, I don't really have an update for you at this time. The only thing we know is that the Disney Dining Plan will make a comeback, we just aren't so as to when. If I had to guess, I don't think it will be too much longer though. A lot of restaurants and dining experiences are opening back up which I think is a good sign for the Disney Dining Plan. Be sure to keep an eye out over on the Disney Parks Blog for any announcements about the Disney Dining Plan that may come our way. 

    Until then, what I've been doing is collecting Disney Gift Cards to use on dining during my vacations. I like to grab a small dollar amount gift card while I am grocery shopping. It doesn't add a lot to my bill but I'm always amazed at how quickly they add up. Using Disney Gift Cards on dining is similar to the Disney Dining Plan in the sense that it is already paid for ahead of time and has to be used for something at Walt Disney World. If you start grabbing some Disney Gift Cards and the Disney Dining Plan does become available before your trip, you can always use the gift cards to pay off the balance of your trip so it's a win-win. 

    I'm sorry I don't have more information for you right now. But I have my fingers crossed the Disney Dining Plan will return to all of us soon. If you have any other questions, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. 

    Have a great day! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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