• On Oct 15, 2021
    Kim from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning a trip in September 2022. Will we need to make park reservations? And do you know if the dining plan will be back by then. If we go ahead and book our trip and it comes available, can we add it to our reservations? Thank you!

    Hi Kim! Welcome to planDisney, I am so glad you found us to ask your dining plan question.  

    So many guests like yourself are missing the Disney Dining Plan, which has been unavailable for quite a while. With some dining locations still closed, and limited character dining, I can understand why Disney has been hesitant to bring it back. 

    While there is no official date of when it might be returning, know that should the dining plan return before your trip, you can absolutely add it onto your package. You will do this by calling in, the list of phone numbers can be found here

    If the ease of having your meals paid for before your trip is what you’re aiming for, you might consider purchasing Disney Gift Cards in the amount of what your dining plan might have cost. I have done this in the past, and then used those gift cards for all our snacks, drinks, and meals, and even had money left on the gift cards at the end of the vacation!

    One great thing about food at Walt Disney World currently is the ability to mobile order at quick service locations. I absolutely love this feature on the MyDisneyExperience mobile app. I can order my family’s lunch while in line for an attraction, and plan for the pick-up once we are done. This has been so convenient! Be sure to try it early in your trip. 

    I hope this helps with planning your next visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth! 

    Happy Planning (& eating),
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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