Not all restaurants on Walt Disney World property are owned by Disney. (A lot of these are at Disney Springs.) Each new year, Disney will negotiate with these restaurants on whether or not they will participate in the Disney Dining Plan. That is why some restaurants that accepted it on December 31 might not on January 1. Often things get worked out, but not always. That’s why it’s a good idea to check the Walt Disney World website before you dine, to see if a restaurant accepts the plan. You don’t want to find out when it comes time to settle the bill!