The one thing I keep seeing people ask over and over and that’s “When will the Disney Dining Plan return?” Hopefully soon if a Dining credit offered to guests traveling from the UK is any indication.
Right now UK residents can purchase a special 50th Anniversary Walt Disney World package that offers huge deals, according to Chip and Co.
Guests staying two weeks at select Disney hotels will get up to $950 in Disney dining credits. (Select Deluxe – $950, Select- Moderate- $850, Select Value- $500)
The package also offers 14-day park tickets for the price of 7-day tickets for those visiting in 2022 and you get Memory Maker included. Every booking will get a $200 Disney gift card. You need to book by August 3, 2021 and it’s for “select dates in 2022”.
Oh and if you book by July 17, for select Disney resort hotels you can get a free gift basket with limited edition 50th Anniversary coin, treats, cooler bag and more.
(I checked room rates for their packages compared to ours, for the same nights and the same locations, and theirs were over between $500-over $1,500 cheaper. Where’s the huge package deal for your domestic customers Disney?)
All that aside, one important takeaway is that Disney is offering a Disney Dining Credit for these packages.
Hopefully, this is an indicator that we will see the Disney Dining Plan return in the near future. I know many are speculating that they will bring it back to Walt Disney World for the 50th Anniversary, and I’m hoping this is indicative of that. Or at least of it coming back by 2022.
Personally, I don’t think the Disney Dining Plan saves you much money, unless you are getting it for free or if you are eating at table service locations often. But I know a lot of guests love using them. I just hope Disney doesn’t say they aren’t bringing it back because of them trying to boost revenue.
After offering it for international guests, I think they would bring it back for domestic guests as well. I can’t see them going to all the trouble of reimplementing the system only for a relatively small amount of guests.
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