Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 4, 2011
    Bill from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My family and I are planning a Disney vacation for next August and want to get a concierge room. Do you suggest a dining plan or is that too much food?

    Hi Bill,

    If I were in your shoes, I think I'd skip the dining plan staying in a concierge room.  We have stayed as a concierge guest and also had the dining plan (not together, however) and found that we had lots and lots of food to eat with both plans.  Since dessert is part of each of the two daily meals with the standard dining plan as well as a snack a day, that alone filled us up quickly (and I have 2 teenage sons!).  So to combine that with all the food offerings as a concierge guest, I don't think we would have any room left to even sample any of the goodies.  

    I will add that one nice feature of the dining plan is knowing your food budget up front.  Aside from gratuities and extras ordered off the plan, you know what your food bill is going to be.  We also appreciated not have to feel guilty ordering the more costly entrees when on the dining plan.  If that peace of mind and freedom would be a good investment for you, then it might be worth it -- just know you'll have plenty of food.  And just an fyi, there are lots and lots of snacks that can be used as snack credits to be brought home.  We usually bring home a bag of snacks for the flight home as well as lots of fudge to snack on when we are home (keeps a little Disney magic at home for a bit!).  

    Thank you for visiting the Moms Panel; please let us know if you can help again!
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I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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