• On Jul 25, 2021
    Jiyoon from NY 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 if Disney Dining Plan will return sometime around September through December 2021?

    Hey there, Jiyoon! I'm glad you've stopped by planDisney with your question. 

    We don't exactly know when the Disney Dining Plan might return to us, only that it will be back. The Disney Parks Blog made an announcement about a month ago saying that they know it is a fan favorite and it will return, they just aren't exactly sure of the date just yet. It's just a waiting game until the next announcement is made. But, at least we know it will, indeed, be back. 

    Until the Disney Dining Plan returns, I suggest picking up Disney Gift Cards here and there before your vacation to use on meals and snacks while you are there. I like to grab a low-dollar amount one each time I go grocery shopping. I'm always amazed at how quickly they add up. You can use Disney Gift Cards at almost all dining and snack locations. I feel like using Disney Gift Cards on meals while at Walt Disney World is similar to the Disney Dining Plan in the sense that it is already paid for and has to be used for something while on vacation. It certainly makes it a lot easier to get that splurgy meal knowing that it is already paid for. 

    If the Disney Dining Plan returns before your vacation later this year, you'll almost certainly be able to add it on to your existing vacation package. Before the Disney Dining Plan went away, Guests were able to add it on up to 48 hours prior to their check-in date. I think it will look similar to this in the future. If you've already started to collect Disney Gift Cards, you can use those to pay off the balance of your package so it is really a win-win.  

    I'm sorry I can't give you any more details right now, but we really just don't know. If you'd like another update or have any other questions, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help. Have a great vacation and I have my fingers crossed the Disney Dining Plan will return before your trip. 

    Enjoy the rest of your day! 
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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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