• On Jun 23, 2021
    Alfred from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are there any plans to restart dining plans?

    Hey there, Alfred. It's always fun to see a fellow North Carolinian stop by and ask a question so, welcome! 

    As of right now, I have not received word on if or when the Disney Dining Plan might return. I know it was a fan favorite and you are not the only one wondering if it is going to come back. I'd imagine that it won't return until most if not all of the Walt Disney World restaurants are back open. Lots of things are returning to normal and I do know that quite a few restaurants are set to open back up soon. If the Disney Dining Plan does return before your Walt Disney World vacation in November, I am certain that you'll be able to add it on to your vacation package if you would like. Back when the Disney Dining Plan was still being offered, Guests could add it to their vacation up to 48 hours prior to their check-in date. I'm sure that if it returns it will look similar to that. 

    Until the Disney Dining Plan makes its highly anticipated return, I've been suggesting to people to purchase Disney Gift Cards between now and their vacations. I like to pick up a small dollar amount gift card each time I'm at the grocery store. It's an easy way to save up a little bit of money for all those splurgy meals and treats. It's similar to the Disney Dining Plan in the sense that the money is already taken from your bank account and has to be used for something at Walt Disney World. If you start grabbing one here and there, I think you'll be surprised at how much you'll be able to save up before your vacation. If the Disney Dining Plan returns before your trip, you can always use the Disney Gift Cards that you've collected to help pay off your vacation package. 

    I'm sorry I don't have more of an update for you, Alfred. Be sure to keep checking back here and over at the Disney Parks Blog for all of the announcements of things returning to Walt Disney World. If you have any other questions before your trip, please feel free to come back and ask me

    Happy planning! 
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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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