With 2019 quickly coming to an end, it’s time to start looking forward to all the delicious food we’ll be munching on in 2020!
And while some folks are excited about the lists of Disney World restaurants participating in the 2020 dining plans that have started trickling in, others are beginning to straight-up PANIC!
The holiday season can already be stressful enough, but add to it the nerve-racking excitement of planning a Disney World trip for early next year and you might be heading into a tailspin!
You see, this time of year, we at DFB get LOTS of emails, direct messages, and more from our readers about one specific issue. The new year is almost here. Our readers are making their dining reservations for their Disney trips. But their chosen restaurants DON’T ACCEPT THE DISNEY DINING PLAN IN 2020!
Hey! We get it! It can be scary watching the days fly by and still your favorite doesn’t show up on the 2020 list!
But rest assured — this happens every year, friends! You see, while many Disney-owned properties are instantly renewed and released on the following year’s list of restaurants offering the dining plan, restaurants operated by third-party owners may not re-up on the Dining Plan as quickly, and may not announce their Dining Plan status until January.
We know many of you guys LOVE these restaurants (many of which are located in Disney Springs), and in some instances have already secured your advance dining reservations well ahead of time to ensure you’d be eating at your favorite spot on your Disney World vacay!
However, we urge you to relax! Don’t start canceling those ADRs and wreaking havoc on your vacation plans because your restaurant isn’t on the 2020 dining plan list…yet. Chances are, and as we’ve seen many times over the years, these third party restaurants are usually the last to drop in, but they usually make the cut!
We always advise our followers and readers to make plans based on the 2019 Disney Dining Plan restaurants list. It’s very likely that most if not all of those restaurants will be on the Dining Plan again next year.
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Which restaurants are you waiting to be added to next year’s dining plan? Tell us which ones in the comments below!