• On Nov 28, 2016
    Agelina from LA 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 the dining plan really worth it?

    Hi Angelina,

    This is a really difficult question to answer as the answer really depends on each individual travel party and their eating habits.

    Personally, my family love the Disney Dining Plan. We find it to be super convenient and easy to use and also like the fact that as it is paid for upfront (aside from gratuities at most Table-Service dining locations) we do not have to worry about paying out of pocket for our meals when visiting the Walt Disney World Resort.  

    For us, the Table-Service meals in particular really do contribute towards our overall enjoyment each day. By reserving Character Meals, we reduce the amount of time that we need to spend in line at the parks to meet and greet certain characters and it is always nice to know that we have a scheduled time to eat (whilst also taking a break from the heat and crowds) during each day at the Theme Parks.

    In order to work out if the Disney Dining Plan would be worth it for your travel party, I would recommend sitting down to think about how many Quick-Service meals, Table-Service meals and Snacks you envisage eating each day and estimating the value of these (using the menus on the Walt Disney World website as a guide price). Once you have an estimated ball-park figure, you can compare this against the cost of adding the Disney Dining Plan to your Magic Your Way Vacation Package.

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

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Hi! I'm Emma from England and I love all things Disney. I am very proud to be representing England on the panel and can't wait to help other families, especially international visitors, to plan their trips to the Walt Disney World Resort and create some lifelong magical memories. Learn More About Emma

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