• On Mar 5, 2021
    Natalie from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi I was wondering when dining plans will be available again and when Port Orleans Riverside is planning on opening?

    Howdy Natalie!

    Welcome to planDisney!  I am super excited that you stopped by and shared your question with us!  It looks like you are working to planning a vacation that is “Practically Perfect in every way!”  

    I think Mary Poppins said it best, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.  You find the fun and – SNAP – the job’s a game!”  Planning a trip to the place “Where Dreams Come True” is always so much fun!  My family and I love Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside!  This beautiful resort is one of our favorites out of all the Disney Resorts Collection!  There is not a re-opening date scheduled for this resort at this time, but I highly recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog in the days and weeks to come.  I am sure we will be finding out about more of the Disney Resorts Collection opening "Just Around the Riverbend!"

    We are also BIG Disney Dining Plan fans!  My kids ask me almost every day when the Disney Dining Plans will return!  At this time, we do not have a date as to when this option will resume.  On our last visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, we did not have a Disney Dining Plan, so we explored dining differently!  We focused on restaurants that we would not have experienced if we were on a Disney Dining Plan, and we were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed the variety! To stay up-to-date on when the Disney Dining Plans will return, continue to check the Disney Parks Blog!  The Disney Parks Blog is typically the first place to release things scheduled to reopen, new attractions, and new dining experiences!

    October 1, 2021, will mark the beginning of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration!”  This will be an 18-month event to mark 50 years that Mickey and his pals have been “Making Memories to Last a Lifetime!”  I am sure you will want to be part of this monumental mark on Walt Disney World history!  To stay informed of everything to come for this EPIC celebration, “Sign Up” on “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” site so that you will learn about everything as it is announced!

    If you have any more questions as you plan your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, please come back to planDisney, Natalie!  We are always here to help you with any questions you may have so that your visit to Neverland will be unforgettable!

    See Ya Real Soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Tamela, Alabama

Howdy, y'all! I'm Tamela from Alabama and Walt Disney World has been my home away from home for over 40 years. My husband and our two sons love our Walt Disney World vacations and we love helping others with theirs. I have experienced the Walt Disney World resort as a child, teen, single adult, couple with and without babies, and beyond! I love to help plan multi-generational and large group vacations. I look forward to helping you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation. Learn More About Tamela

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