Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Nov 29, 2012
    Holly from MI 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.

    Hi my DS and I are coming to WDW in fall 2013. I am trying to decide if I should get a dinning plan or if it would be cheaper to pay as I go. My DS is only 4yo is it worth it for just us two? Also what are some character dinning that boys would love?

    Hi Holly,

    The answer to your question really depends on how much you are likely to eat during your stay.

    Personally, my family love the Disney Dining Plan and have always found that it has saved us money but that said, it certainly isn't the case for everyone.

    To get an idea of what the cost of Table-Service & Quick-Service meals will be if you pay out of pocket, I would recommend that you have a look at the menus section on the unofficial website

    If you then consider how many of each type of meal you are likely to have per day and times this by the average amount of  those meals based on the menus found on, it should give you a rough idea of what you are likely to spend on food throughout your visit.

    I would then suggest comparing this against the cost of adding a Quick-Service Dining Plan or Disney Dining Plan to your vacation package.

    My now 9-year old Sons favourite Character Meals include:-

    Ohana's Best Friends Breakfast with Lilo & Stitch at Disney's Polynesian Resort
    Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort 
    Donald's Safari Breakfast at Tusker House in Disney's Animal Kingdom

    As your Son is only 4-years old, he may also enjoy Hollywood & Vine at Disney's Hollywood Studios which features characters from Disney Junior.

    Wishing you a magical trip filled with memories which will last a lifetime!

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