Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Feb 2, 2008
    Jill from NY 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.

    I am coming to WDW with my 12 & 15 yr. old daughters and their 2 friends (5 people all together.) We have annual passes, so we need to buy 3 one day tickets besides the tickets for their friends. Is the dining plan worth the extra $225?


    Short answer:  Probably not worth it.  Your very likely better off to buy the Disney Dining Experience card and use the 20% dining discount it provides.

    Longer answer:  It depends on many thing, including... 
    - Are you going to be able to use the three one day tickets sometime in the near future?  If you are going to use them, then the $225 really isn't a "cost" to you, just a pre-pay.
    - Have you "done the math" to see how much the Disney Dining Plan ("DDP") might save you?  I doubt it would save more than $225, but it is possible.
    - How much do you "value" the fact that most of your dining is pre-paid?  For us, that is probably the biggest benefit of the Disney Dining Plan, since I don't like having to worry about the cost of food once we arrive at WDW
    - How many days are you going for - the longer your trip, the more benefit the DDP might provide.

    Hope this helps make your decision a little easier.

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