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  • On Feb 12, 2013
    Jann Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We have booked our trip for this March and have been recommended not to do the dining plan and just pay as we go. Could you please advise if this is really less expensive? Cheers!

    It really depends, Jann.  Disney's dining plans can equate to a significant savings for guests who would order the same food items and pay out of pocket.  But if yours is the type of family that doesn't opt for dessert and a beverage at each and every meal, then you may be better off paying out of pocket as you go.  Unfortunately, because the savings are relative to each family's particular dining habits, I can't give you a definitive answer as to which option would equate to a bigger savings for your family.  All I can do is suggest that you consider what you would order were you to pay out of pocket for your meals.  If you come to the conclusion that you might not eat as much food as you would on the dining plan, run some numbers and you should be able to fairly accurately determine which route is the best one for you personally.  Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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