Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Apr 18, 2009
    Stacey from ON 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.

    My family finds the dining to be an experience at Disney. We also use the time at a full-service restaurant to recharge our batteries and as a respite from the heat. Is it crazy to have the Deluxe Dining Plan? Is it too much food?


    No, it is not crazy at all to have the Deluxe Dining Plan! I have not been able to use it affordably during family vacations to Walt Disney World, but only because I have two kids under 3 who just can't sit still for three table service meals a day.

    However, when I travel with just adults/tweens/teens, it is a great plan.  We enjoy table service meals for more than just the great food. We enjoy a slower breakfast where we can discuss our plans for the day, lunches to get out of the heat and slow down, and long dinners where we can share our favorite experiences from the day activities.

    Also remember that if you are doing any dinner shows or Signature Dining experiences you will go through those dining credits faster than you think. We visit California Grill and Jiko on pretty much every trip, so there goes four meals, in just two dinners. As such the 3-per-day table service credits really help out!

    So simply compare the cost to what you think you will spend otherwise, and if it makes sense, I say go for it!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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