‘s 2023 vacation packages have just become available for Guests to book, and they revealed big news about the .
The without all the worrying and fussing over options. When it was time to sit down for a , Guests could use to cover the cost of a , and each would subtract from the number of “credits” a Guest had, depending on the they had purchased. has long been a favorite add-on to a vacation for Guests of all ages. The allowed Guests the flexibility to enjoy a day at a
restaurants like Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom, and 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort carried a higher value than restaurants, but both were included in the , as were snack options. Guests learned to become well-versed in the plans, and many knew which options, such as , used more credits. The plans were available to use at most , and as usual, making an only helped the whole process.
There was even a Disney Deluxe Dining Plan which offered Guests even more flexibility and options.
But Disney suspended the in March 2020 when the parks closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But when the parks at reopened in July 2020, the did not return. Since then, Guests have been wondering if and when Disney will ever bring back the Guest-favorite vacation package option.
And while we wish we could announce that the 2023 vacation packages, which just became available for booking on Wednesday, included the that could be used for options and options, quite the opposite is true.
As was previously reported, Guests will not be able to pre-purchase the Genie+ option when they book their vacation packages. Instead, Guests will have the opportunity to purchase Genie+ in the My app each day if they want to utilize those perks and services.
The one thing many Guests were hoping would go away in 2023 is clearly here to stay throughout next year. ‘s Park Pass Reservation System rolled out when the parks reopened in July 2020, and many thought it would be a temporary arrangement meant to manage park capacities as the world bounced back from the global pandemic. But the Park Pass System is still up and running, and it will continue to be the way of the (Disney) World at least through 2023.
In some instances, Disney is even imposing “no-show” penalties for Guests who make Park Pass reservations and then don’t show up at the parks at Disneyland.
It remains to be seen when the dining plan options will be part of the add-ons for Disney World vacation packages, and though it looks hopeless at times, we’re still holding out hope that the dining plans will return–and sooner, rather than later!