Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Feb 10, 2021
    Kimberly from LA Asked

    Is it possible that Disney meal plans will come back this year? We are going on Sept. Were they taken away because of Covid?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Kimberly. We are just thrilled you stopped by, and even more thrilled to hear you're planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort

     As a mom of three, I have long appreciated the flexibility and convenience of the Disney Dining Plans. Knowing my family's meals, beverages, and snacks were paid for ahead of time not only brought us some peace of mind, but it also encouraged us to go ahead and splurge on some menu items that we might not order if we were paying out-of-pocket. It is vacation, after all! 

     Disney Dining Plans are currently unavailable as part of Walt Disney World's phased re-opening process, but I'm certainly hoping they'll return. While you're counting down the days until your visit, I recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog. It's your best resource for news and updates about Disney Parks and destinations! If the Disney Dining Plans become available for purchase again, you'll surely see that update announced on the Disney Parks Blog. I keep this website as the homepage on my favorite internet browser so that I never miss news about the "Most Magical Place on Earth!"

     If the Disney Dining Plans are not available before your arrival date, I suggest purchasing Disney Gift Cards in the amount that you would have spent on a dining plan. This solution will give you the sense of that prepaid freedom you experience with a dining plan! You can charge your dining purchases to your MagicBand, and then stop by the Front Desk of your Disney Resort hotel to pay down those charges with your Disney Gift Cards. 

     I hope this was helpful, Kimberly. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have about your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! We'd love to help you plan a magical stay.

    Ashley
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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