Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jan 8, 2013
    Ericka 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.

    Is it more cost effective to use a dining plan when trying to set-up Character dining. I am trying to set two different ones up. I know the Cinderella will cost me 2 dining points per person.


    Traditionally I have found that if you are going to be paying for some meals out-of-pocket because you have more meals planned than points available in your dining plan, then using points on 2-credit meals is typically NOT a good way to go.

    So let me be clear. Using your dining credits for 2-credit meals (signature dining, some character meals, etc.) is typically not the most cost-effective way to go. I try to always use my dining plan points on 1-credit meals to get the most out of them. When you apply two points to one meal, the math typically tells me I get a lower $ value per point than when I use a single point for a single meal.

    Of course if you have plenty of points, then use them wherever you can!

    I hope that this is clear? If not, write me back with more specifics of what you want to do, and where, and I can provide some more specific suggestions!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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