Disney confirms that the Disney Dining Plan packages will return to Walt Disney World

Jun 30, 2021 in "Disney Dining Plan"

Posted: Wednesday June 30, 2021 4:51pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

In a brief update from Disney late this afternoon, the company confirmed that the Disney Dining Plan packages will return to Walt Disney World.

The post on the official Disney Parks Blog stated, "Speaking of Disney Resort hotel stays, we know many of you are also wondering when Disney dining plan packages will return. While we’re not quite ready to share an update on timing, we are planning to bring this guest-favorite option back at a later date. "

The popular Disney Dining Plan packages, where guests pay a fixed price to eat at restaurants throughout their Walt Disney World stay, have been suspended since the parks reopened from the COVID-19 shutdown in 2020.

Disney continues to reopen more and more of its restaurants, adding much needed capacity that will be needed to support the return of the Disney Dining Plan.

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Tom P.Oct 25, 2021

You could have just, y'know, not replied...

G00fyDadOct 25, 2021

I don't think it is such a small number of people that are flexing dates to correspond with the Disney dining plan.

SirwalterraleighOct 24, 2021

No…because they’ll say when it’s coming back. And when that is done…then you can buy it. And it’s irrelevant to know ahead except for perhaps a small number that could flex dates based on dining plan? I guess? so there is that exception.

G00fyDadOct 24, 2021

So is it a "dead end question" because the question has already been answered, because we know for a fact that it's not coming back, or because you don't like it?

SirwalterraleighOct 24, 2021

Might be because it was a dead end question…

dmwOct 24, 2021

LOL... this thread could not even get to the end of one page without the debate

SirwalterraleighOct 24, 2021

$1.38/L came out as the current exchange rate. that comparison makes pretty close to sense to me…a little “less”…but taking into account that Disney has to pay attention to mandatory international airfare (which I’m sure annoys them)…so the cost per day in hasty, rudimentary comparison makes sense. Still…nice to have food credits and/or gift incentives possible. The US traveler gets “you’ll buy this and like it…you’re so lucky we won’t act like we’re glad to have you…” since about 2014…anyway 😎

nickysOct 24, 2021

But it takes the disparity down, because you deducted it from the base value of the package. So the two packages actually work out almost identical. U.K. - $2923, US - $2900. If your exchange rate is correct.

SirwalterraleighOct 24, 2021

…I’m learning here 😎 but if that figure is too high…then there’s a pretty big disparity. Which I knew but hadn’t checked in a really long time.

nickysOct 24, 2021

You only get one dining credit per room. The full amount is based on 14 days, so that figure seems way too high. Plus it doesn’t qualify because it’s under 7 nights, so no gift card either.

SirwalterraleighOct 24, 2021

So January 23-29 at port orleans…for 2 I got 2,124 pounds = $2923 USD - $100 gift card and $336 dining credit = $2,497 USD domestic = $2,900…no food

nickysOct 24, 2021

You won’t get a line by line item breakdown. Room Tickets That’s what you’ll see. And it’s priced per person, so there’s no easy way to do a direct comparison anyway. If you have a vpn, go to https://www.disneyworld.co.uk/

SirwalterraleighOct 24, 2021

That wouldn’t be one of those “same price whether you take it or not” package scenarios, would it?

SirwalterraleighOct 24, 2021

I’d be interested to see what a typical “god save the Queen” package runs? Line item costs? It would be interesting to see how they compare to domestic WDTC packages?