• On May 30, 2021
    Linda from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I do online checkin now and then the dining plan becomes available before my trip, will I still be able to add it to my reservation?

    Hi there, Linda!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question! It sounds like you have a magical Walt Disney World vacation on the horizon. I'm sure you're counting the days until you'll be enjoying all the fun and happiness at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    During Walt Disney World Resort's phased reopening, select offerings for Guests have been paused until further notice. The Disney Dining Plan has yet to be restored, and at this time there have been no announcements about it returning. That being said, with the dining plan being such a Guest favorite, I'm sure they are carefully considering a relaunch of the popular program sometime in the future! 

    The Disney Dining Plan is certainly something that my family has enjoyed - it takes all the guesswork out of budgeting our travel funds for meals. We were more likely to splurge on a fancy meal when we were using the Dining Plan, and it was nice not to have to reach for our wallets after every dining experience. My fingers are crossed that as things continue to change, and dining venues continue to reopen, that the Disney Dining Plan will return soon. If so, you should be able to add it to your vacation package up to 48 hours before your arrival date. (That's how it's worked in the past.)

    In the meantime, keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for any breaking news or announcements regarding the Disney Dining Plan. Also, check out this post from my fellow planDisney panelist Jackie - she's got some awesome tips and advice on how to budget for Disney vacation dining in the absence of the dining plan. 

    I hope this helps with your planning - have a magical day! 
    Diane W.
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