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  • On Jul 18, 2012
    Nancy from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Which dining plan do you think is best tables in wonderland or DDP? Also is it worth doing one at all? Thanks, Big Disney fans

    Hello from one big Disney fan to another, Nancy!  I hope I can shed some light on your dining plan dilemma.  There is a big difference between the Disney Dining Plan and the Tables in Wonderland card.  Tables in Wonderland is not open to just anybody; only Florida residents, Disney Vacation Club members and annual passholders are eligible to purchase the card.  The price to purchase varies depending upon eligibility.  Generally speaking, it is only worth purchasing if you intend to spend over $500 in participating restaurants throughout the course of one year. 

    If you are visiting for a short trip and looking to enjoy the convenience of prepaying for your meals, then the dining plan might be a good option.  Assuming you would otherwise order the same menu items if you were paying out of pocket, a dining plan can equate to a significant savings.  In order to determine whether either is worth it for your upcoming trip, we'd need more information, such as: how many times do you intend to visit WDW over the next year?  How long will each trip be?  What are your dining preferences (counter-service, table-service, character meals) when you visit?  Answers to those questions will help us to make a recommendation as to whether you should invest in one of Disney's dining plans or discount programs.  I hope that helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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