• On Apr 29, 2021
    Patricia from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do y'all still have the meal planner( I think that is what it was called)

    Hello, Patricia! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. 

    Since the reopening of Walt Disney World last summer, the Disney Dining Plan has not yet become available to add to a Walt Disney World vacation package. At this time, I haven't heard of any return date in the works. When that announcement is made, however, we will be able to find all of the information over on the Disney Parks Blog. The Disney Dining Plan was wildly popular, I know my family and I have enjoyed using that program several times. It was really nice to be able to have every aspect of a vacation paid for before arrival. One of the most fun parts of the Disney Dining Plan was being able to order the most expensive item on the menu if I wanted and not even think twice about the price. It added to the excitement of a Walt Disney World vacation. 

    Until the Disney Dining Plan returns, something I've been suggesting to people is to pick up Disney gift cards when they are out and about. Using a Disney gift card to pay for food and beverages mirrors the Disney Dining Plan because the money is already gone from your bank account and put onto something that has to be used at Walt Disney World. Picking up a Disney gift card here and there before your trip isn't a big upfront expense either. I like to add one to my shopping cart when I am getting groceries. Disney gift cards are accepted at almost every restaurant, bar and snack kiosk throughout Disney property so you will have no problem using them just like you would your Disney Dining Plan credits. If the Disney Dining Plan returns before your vacation in September and it is something you are interested in, you will absolutely be able to add it to your vacation package. If that does happen, you will just need to call and have a Cast Member help you with your new vacation package details. 

    Right now, Patricia, you are able to make advanced dining reservations up to 60 days prior to your vacation. You can make those reservations online starting at 6:00 a.m. Mickey Mouse's time or over the phone by calling (407)WDW-DINE starting at 7:00 a.m.   

    I'm sorry I don't have better news about the Disney Dining Plan. I have my fingers crossed that it will come back to us soon. If you have any other questions before your vacation, please feel free to come back and ask me

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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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