• On Oct 21, 2019
    Laura from Merseyside 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.

    Hello! I’ve tried to book restaurants at Disney springs for our stay next April but when I filter to choose those under the Dining Plan, there are no restaurants offering this?! Surely they aren’t excluded? Also says rainforest cafe at animal kingdom

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Laura. We're so glad you stopped by!

     It sounds like you'll be using the Disney Dining Plan for your upcoming visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. That's fantastic! I just love the convenience and flexibility my family enjoys when we have a dining plan included in our vacation package. I'm sure you'll appreciate it as much as we do!

     With the recent reimagining of Disney Springs, there are now more incredible dining options than ever before. From casual Quick-Service locations like D-Luxe Burger to sophisticated Table-Service locations like Paddlefish, there is something at Disney Springs to please every palate! I can understand your concern about which restaurants at Disney Springs will be participating in the 2020 Disney Dining Plan. I can't promise you that all these restaurants will accept dining plan entitlements next year, but I can tell you that many restaurants throughout the Walt Disney World Resort do not commit to dining plan participation until closer to the new year. This is especially true of dining locations at Disney Springs and World Showcase at Epcot. My best advice is to filter your search in December and then again in January. I'm quite sure you'll see many more restaurants listed under the Disney Dining Plan filter!

     I recommend booking your dining reservations at Disney Springs now while you have the greatest availability. If a restaurant you booked is not on board with the 2020 Disney Dining Plan, you can cancel your reservation without penalty as long as it's done at least 24-hours ahead of time. 

     I hope this was helpful, Laura. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have about your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort this Spring!

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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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