• On Jun 9, 2020
    Lorna from Mayo Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Sadly had to cxl Aug trip as my Daughter is a nurse and has had her leave cxld. Rebooked CBR for Aug 21 but really want OKW if avail later in year. If free dining comes out and I pay to upgrade to DPP at CBR will I be able to avail of free full DPP in OKW?


    Thanks for your question! I always love the ones about dining at Walt Disney World!

    To begin with, I think you will love staying at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. For my family the addition of the Disney Skyliner is a game changer. We love it when the transportation from the resorts to the parks (two in this case) is an attraction unto itself. 

    To your question, Disney has suspended Disney Dining Plans for the time being, as you can read on this post at the Disney Parks Blog. So the likelihood in August of either a free Disney Dining Plan, or one you pay for, is unlikely. I will also note that with the Dining Plan promotions of the past, the ability to upgrade, or the availability of certain promotions at specific resorts, changes every time. So at this time there is no way to know for sure.

    My advice would be to expect that you will not have a Disney Dining Plan available for an August vacation this time around. If, however, Disney does re-start the Disney Dining Plan promotions, make sure you check any stipulations that they put on the program, especially as it relates to upgrading and at which resorts the program will be applied. When those plans come out, ask us again at the panel, as we will be able to help you think through options.

    Until then, you might want to do what my family is doing these days, to get ourselves excited about our upcoming trip. We are voting on our top 3 restaurants per park that we want to try out when we return, with a focus on ones we have never been to, or have not been to in several years. With a mix of table service and counter service venues in each park on our list, we can get excited about what we will try out there, and still have the flexibility to dine without having to make a ton of reservations.

    Have a Magical (and delicious) Vacation!

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