EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 9, 2013
    Lashanna 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.

    Hello we are a family of six people and we are planning to come to Disney World this fall to stay in a Deluxe Resort with Concierge service and my question is can anyone give me some information about this service and do I need to purchase a dining plan?

    Hi LaShanna! I love staying in concierge rooms at Disney's deluxe resorts! Rooms on the club-level come with lots of perks. The vacation planners contact you before your trip to assist you with booking dining reservations. When you arrive, you won't have to wait in line in the lobby to check in, but rather you'll be escorted to the concierge floor to check in while you enjoy a drink. You'll receive evening turn-down service, and your room will have extra amenities such as robes and a DVD player. You'll have access to the concierge lounge, which gives your family an extra place to relax. If you have questions during your stay, the concierge cast members are there to help.

    The best perk of staying club-level is the daily food and drink offerings. The lounge offers a continental breakfast with items such as bagels, muffins, fruit, juice and coffee. Cookies, drinks, and snacks are available throughout the day. In the evening, you'll find a few hot appetizers, cheeses and crackers along with wine and beer, followed up by desserts and cordials. When my family stays concierge, we usually do not purchase the Dining Plan. We eat breakfast in the lounge, have a meal at a table-service restaurant for lunch, and then snack on the lounge's evening offerings. After having a glass of wine and sampling the hors d'oeuvres, we usually don't feel hungry enough to go out for another meal, so I have always felt that we wouldn't be able to get our money's worth out of the Dining Plan. However, you may want to add the Dining Plan if your visit is longer than 3 or 4 nights. The offerings in the club lounge can get a little monotonous: the evening hot dishes vary, but a lot of the options remain the same, and after eating them a few days in a row, you'll likely want some variety. Also, if your family wants to stay in the parks for dinner rather than returning to the resort for the evening service in the lounge, the Dining Plan would be useful. Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! 
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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