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  • On Dec 29, 2010
    Kathleen from GA 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.

    Doug, I saw you mentioned that you didn't think that the signature restaurants were worth the 2 credits. What have your experiences been like? Would your opinion be different if it was free dining? Pay for QS OOP and do signature dining or 2 separate TS?


    Let me clarify.

    I love a lot of the restaurants that 'cost' two table service credits on the Dining Plan. California Grill, for example, is my family's single favorite restaurant in the world (as in, 'the whole world', not just Walt Disney World!).

    What I am referring to is the estimated value of one table service credit.


    When you 'spend' one credit for an adult dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe, you get about a $37 value.

    But if you go to Cinderella's Royal Table for an adult dinner you are paying over $50. That works out to about $25 per credit. So you get less "bang" for your buck.

    So the advice here is not to avoid those restaurants that cost two dining credits. But figure out which meals are best 'paid' for by credits, and which you should pay for out of your own pocket!

    Does that help?

    I won't be answering panel questions in 2011 (after 2 years, I need a rest!), but if you need further advice you have a TON of great new panelists ready to serve!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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