Since the parks reopened, many Disney World fans have been waiting for the return of the dining plan.
Disney announced a while back that the dining plan would come back in the future, but didn’t reveal a date or timeline. We’re still waiting for its grand return, but in the meantime, it looks like Disney World will be featuring a DIFFERENT dining offer?! Let’s get into the details.
A new dining offer is set to become available for guests taking trips this summer. If you book a minimum 4-night stay at a Disney World Resort with at least 4-days of tickets, you could be eligible to get a Dining Promo Card. You may remember, Disney did something similar to this for select guests last year. We have also seen Quick Service Dining Cards in the past as well. But this seems to be an expanded offer.
The offer, which is set to become available to book on January 5th, only applies to trips booked for arrival dates between June 25th, 2023, and September 14th, 2023. Once you check in, each reservation will receive one promo card via email to be spent at select restaurants around Disney World. The card’s value will be determined based on your vacation arrival date, number of nights, and which hotel you choose. Basically, it works similarly to a gift card…but only at restaurants.
The offer is good for up to a $750 Dining Promo Card. Here are the values based on travel dates and resorts:
- At value resorts — $35 per night if your arrival date falls from June 25th-June 30th or July 11th-31st, and $50 per night if your arrival date falls from July 1st-10th or August 1st-September 14th
- At moderate resorts — $75 per night if your arrival date falls from June 25th-June 30th or July 11th-31st, and $100 per night if your arrival date falls from July 1st-10th or August 1st-September 14th
- At deluxe resorts — $125 per night if your arrival date falls from June 25th-June 30th or July 11th-31st, and $150 per night if your arrival date falls from July 1st-10th or August 1st-September 14th
There is only one card per reservation, so if you have a large group staying in multiple hotel rooms, it would be better to book separately. Current reservations that fit the dates can be modified with the new offer, but keep in mind that some prices recently increased, so the modification may cost you more than it cost when you originally booked.
The Dining Promo Card will be emailed to the address of the lead guest on the reservation after check-in. The email will include a barcode that can be scanned at restaurants, and the card may be added to Google or Apple Wallets on your phone. However, this card cannot be attached to a MagicBand, MagicBand+, or MagicMobile. (So you won’t be able to use those devices to scan like you could with the Disney Dining Plan.)
If you’re Mobile Ordering, you may enter the number of the gift card into the My Disney Experience app to pay for your order. Whatever balance is remaining on your dining card will expire on September 30th, 2023.
If you’re interested in booking this offer, it should become live on the Disney World website tomorrow. We’ll make sure to update you if any more details are announced, or if the deal becomes available for any other travel dates. And as always, stay tuned to DFB for any news about the Disney Dining Plan!
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