Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 23, 2012
    Patty from NJ 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.

    what is the difference between the Dining Plan/couonter service and Table service plan? We dont have any meals included in any packages, I am assuming we are " regular paying customers" . what are benefits of other plans? Have 5 yr old w/ us- T

    Hi, Patty!  The counter service plan allows you to visit the counter service locations - the ones where you walk up to the counter to purchase your meal.  Table service restaurants are the sit down restaurants, where a server comes to take your order and brings you food (although the buffet dining experiences are also considered table service).

    Including a dining plan with your package is a great way to budget for your meals.  You pay everything up front, before you get to Walt Disney World, and then you don't have to worry about factoring in money for meals.  Some people find they get a better value for their dining dollar with the plan, as you can order anything you want on the menu.  I know people who make it their mission to come out a little bit ahead of the game.

    Your five year old would get the children's plan, which allows him to order anything from the children's menu. 

    I hope this helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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