Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Mar 11, 2010
    Marci from PA 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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    Dear Panel, My husband and I and our 4 year old are going in Oct 2010.I have a question about the dining plan. We have the one TS a day is it better to use it for a dinner to get the most for your money??

    Hi Marci,

    While I don't know if it's better, that's certainly how my family uses the dining plan.  Actually, you get one table service per night of your stay.  We generally just eat a counter service meal on our arrival day.  Often we don't arrive until after 3:00pm, and we don't go to a park on our first day.  We usually head to Downtown Disney and dine at Earl of Sandwich.  By using counter service on our arrival day, we can have two table service meals on one of our days -- character breakfasts are fun, and if you eat late enough, you won't need another meal until dinner.  Here's how we would use a meal plan if we were staying for 3 nights:

    Day 1 - arrival day - late quick service lunch and evening snack
    Day 2 - snack for breakfast (muffin, cereal, etc), early quick service lunch, table service dinner
    Day 3 - character breakfast, snack for lunch, table service dinner
    Day 4 - departure day - quick service breakfast

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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