Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Nov 30, 2010
    Gail from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    7 adults/2 Pre-sch staying 3 nights/4days with DDP. Made ADR for 12 meals. Now know only 9 on DDP. Do we pay for 3 meals or cancel /do fast food? Are ADR needed for counter or just walk-in? Staying Dec. 21-24. How hard to get fast food? Cheaper?

    Hi Gail!

    Looks like your vacation is almost here!

    I always say, make sure you've exhausted all your meals, whether you are on the Standard Disney Dining Plan or Deluxe. If it appears that you'll have meals remaining on your plan if you eat at non-covered restaurants, I would make sure to cancel those right away.

    If your Dining Plan won't cover all your meals, you may look to consolidate. Meaning, eat a late breakfast (perhaps a buffet), and eat A LOT, so that way your family isn't even hungry around lunch time, or just need a snack for lunch. This sometimes saves us from having to pay for a meal out of pocket.

    Most counter service restaurants serve "fast food" type food (hamburgers, french fries, etc.) To my knowledge, there isn't, say, a McDonald's on any of the properties. No reservations needed for any counter service, or walk-in's at table service.

    Counter services are less expensive than table service, but again, the key is making sure you've used all your meal credits, which is where you're saving money.

    Hope that helps. Have a good one!

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