• On Apr 1, 2016
    Christine from NY 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.

    I am a DVC member, have never purchased the dining plan, I we eat out most nights of our trip, is it worth it?

    Welcome Home, Christine!

    Thanks for stoppin' by with your great question about one of my favorite topics, dining at Walt Disney World Resort!

    As Disney Vacation Club Members, we have the opportunity to add the Disney Dining Plan to any of our reservations, a benefit which I use often. In order to decide if the Disney Dining Plan is right for you, there are a few things to consider. 

    You mentioned that you do eat often at the unique and exciting restaurants located throughout the property on your vacation. Keeping in mind my favorite vacation advice, that calories don't count at Walt Disney World Resort, do you enjoy dessert a dessert at most of your meals? Also, do you enjoy character meals frequently? Finally, do you find yourself selecting your meal based on the best value rather than what you truly would love to enjoy? If so, these are excellent reasons to add the Disney Dining Plan to your next Disney Vacation Club Resort reservation.

    If you find that you would rather share a meal, snack often, enjoy frequent appetizers or appreciate ad alcoholic beverage with your meal rather than a soft drink, this vacation might not be ideal for this type of enhancement.

    Did you know that as a Disney Vacation Club Member, you are also eligible to join Tables In Wonderland? With this, you are entitled to a 20% discount at most table service locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort for up to 10-people! That is a discount off of the entire bill regardless of what you order, so it does offer a little more freedom of choice. Tables in Wonderland Cards are available at any Guest Relations locations for the current price of $150, and are valid for one year from purchase. 

    Please let us know if you have any other questions as you make this big decision!

    Wishing you many magical memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Sally, Georgia

"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince, a homeschool mom to two bold and brilliant daughters, and a wine educator. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I'm so glad you have joined us and would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation! Learn More About Sally

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