Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 22, 2013
    Katie 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 is planning a trip to Disney possibly in early summer. We will have approximately 4 adults + 1 Junior (10 yr old) is the Dining Plan worth it? We are extremely half and half about this. My sister and I are saying "Get it".

    "Worth it" questions are always so hard to answer, Katie.  What one family views as a value, another might not find useful at all.  Here's what I can tell you about the dining plan: if you paid out-of-pocket for the same items that you are entitled to receive on the dining plan, you would see a savings by opting for the dining plan.  If, however, yours is not the type of family to purchase a snack each day, or a dessert at each meal, you might be better off paying out of pocket.  Some families enjoy the hassle-free aspects of the dining plan.  That is, all of the meals are prepaid and there is no worry about budgeting for food (beyond gratuities).  Other families prefer the flexibility to dine without having to worry about using up all of those credits.  It really is a matter of personal preference, Katie.  But hopefully I've given you some things to consider in making your decision.  Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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