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  • On Apr 29, 2013
    Kiteena 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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    We're fortunate to be able to have a week of last minute vacation time opening and are planning a trip mid-May. Is the plus dining plan even worth the $ given 95% of the venue's we'd love to take our 4y/o dd to are booked? Thanks for your advice!


    Wow, you must be bursting with joy to be able to plan a last minute vacation just weeks away. It will be here before you can say "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"! 

    I will give you my honest opinion, I personally think you should pass on the Deluxe or Premium Dining Plans since you may not be able to use them to the fullest. This doesn't mean that you still can't dine in some great places. Don't be discouraged and keep calling or checking online for advanced dining reservations for the places you would like to dine. Cancellations happen every day and you never know when pixie-dust might be floating your way and you might be able to snag a perfect reservation!

    Keep in mind that Be Our Guest Restaurant does offer a quick service lunch option that doesn't require a dining reservation. A line will begin to form rather early, but it might be worth it for your little princess to dine in Beast's Castle. Another fun option that doesn't take reservations is Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney's Beach Club Resort. It is one of my personal favorite dining locations. It might be fun to take a boat over one late afternoon from Epcot and indulge in an early dinner with a special ice cream treat afterwards. 

    Again, the decision is ultimately up to you and you should base it on your personal expectations and budget! I hope your little girl has the most magical trip and the memories are overflowing with pixie-dust!

    ~Allison L 
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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