Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Sep 16, 2022
    Nikki 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.

    is there a plan to bring back the dining plan?

    Hiya Nikki! Welcome to planDisney! I’m so happy to be able to help a fellow New Yorker!

    If you ask me, food is the most important part of ANY vacation. But, of course, that goes double when we’re talking about all of the incredible food available during a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Walt Disney World is FAMOUS for its fabulous dining options, with delicious cuisine from all over the globe. So, I totally understand wanting to take advantage of the Disney Dining Plan.

    Unfortunately, there is no word as to whether or not the Disney Dining Plan will return, and if it does, when it will be back. I know this may be a bummer, but I do have an alternative solution that may be helpful! One of the best parts of using the Disney Dining Plan is knowing that all of your food is paid for before you even arrive at Walt Disney World for your vacation, making it easier to stay on budget. So, I would recommend sitting down to figure out how much you would like to spend on dining during your vacation, including the estimated gratuity for sit-down meals. Then, purchase some Disney Gift Cards, and load them up with the amount you have budgeted for food. This way, you can exclusively use your Disney Gift Cards for dining to ensure you don’t go over what you had planned. Not a bad idea, don’t you think?

    Of course, I recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog, the go-to source for Walt Disney World news, coming straight from the boss himself, Mickey Mouse! This is where we will hear first about any potential returns of the Disney Dining Plan, but it’s also just a great website to poke around and explore as you continue to plan your vacation.

    I do hope this was helpful to you, Nikki! If you have any questions ahead of your visit, please don't hesitate to stop by again! We love to spread a little pixie dust and help you make the absolute most of your vacation!

    Bye for now,
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