Hi all and welcome back to another KatDoesDisney post! Today we will be talking about one of my favorite things to do at Disney World… EAT! They have some of the best and most varied dining options that we always look forward to. So what’s changed now that they’ve reopened? Here are the Disney World reopening updates to dining.
#1 Masks & Temperature Screenings
Disney World is now requiring guests (ages 2+ yrs old) to wear masks when not seated at their dining table. Once seated and stationary, however, you are allowed to remove your face covering and enjoy your meal! More recently, however, Disney added temperature screenings. Here is their updated policy:
Guests dining in table-service restaurants at Disney Resort hotels will undergo a temperature screening prior to entering the location. As with other locations at Walt Disney World Resort that require temperature screenings before entry, anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4 F or above will be directed to an additional rescreening. Those with temperatures 100.4 F or above will not be allowed entry; those in their party will not be allowed entry either.
#2 No Dining Plans
One of the biggest Disney World reopening updates to dining revolves around the Disney Dining Plan. Adding a Dining Plan to your Walt Disney World resort stay is no longer an option. Here is their policy for cancellations or refunds. It appears as if you can still get dining discounts if you are an Annual Passholder or have Tables in Wonderland.
#3 Changes to Self-Service
Some dining locations that had self-service beverages or toppings bars have changed after reopening. These self-service spots are now blocked off. Instead, a Cast Member is stationed in each location and will gladly provide you with what is needed!
#4 Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs)
Disney World guests (day or overnight guests) may make ADRs 60 days in advance. These reservations are highly recommended for table service locations in the parks. However, ADRs are required for all guests looking to dine at a table-service restaurant in a Disney World Resort Hotel.
Quick service locations will have signs for the menus. However, using mobile ordering is highly encouraged! We use this option regardless because of convenience. If you wish to pay cash or have a food allergy, you are welcome to go inside the quick service restaurant and speak to a Cast Member.
Table service locations will have codes for you to scan with your mobile phone to access the menu. Easy peasy!
What do you think of these Disney World updates to dining after reopening? I will do whatever it takes to get my favorite Disney snacks and sips!
Tune in next week for an all new post. Until then… Cheers!!