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  • On Aug 4, 2009
    Veronica Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Doug! Planning to visit WDW 01/19 to 01/27, I want to split the 8 nights in 2 res., 4 nights at ASMovies and 4 at CBR, If I do so it's more expensive since I have to pay at least 1 day park ticket for CBR in order to buy Dining plan, help!

    Veronica,

    Sorry to say that Disney typically does treat what you are thinking of doing as two separate vacations, so if you really want the Dining plan for the second part of your stay, you will have to get those one-day tickets.

    You should price it out both ways;

    Version 1
    4 days in All Star Movies, ALL your park ticket days, and the dining plan.
    4 days in Caribbean Beach, no park tickets or dining plan.

    Version 2
    4 days in All Star Movies, ALL your park ticket days less one, and the dining plan.
    4 days in Caribbean Beach, one day of park tickets, and the dining plan.

    The question is: Is the savings offered by having the dining plan for the second four days enough to offset the incremental park ticket costs? My guess is no.

    I tried a simple comparison based on these two, and your second version adds about $208 for a one person trip. I think it is unlikely that the dining plan would offer that kind of savings. 

    So opt for dining on the first half of the trip, and getting all your tickets together.

    Have a magical vacation!  



      
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