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  • On Mar 27, 2016
    Matt from Nottinghamshire 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.

    Me and my girlfriend are looking to visit WDW for the 1st time next year and spend 2 weeks at Port Orleans Riverside. We are debating having the Dining Plan for our stay. Do you think it is worth having this?

    Hi Matt!

    Congratulations on your upcoming visit to the most magical place on earth! You will love Port Orleans - Riverside! I definitely think that the Disney Dining Plan (DDP) is well worth the money. We get the DDP when we visit and it saves time, money and stress! On the DDP you will get one Table Service, one Quick Service and one Snack credit per guest, per night of your stay. 

    Some of the Disney Dining locations require two Table Service credits, so while it may seem like a lot of meals for your stay, it will actually all balance at. For example, one day you may have a quick snack on the way to the park for breakfast, such as a bagel or a piece of fruit, which will count as a "Snack" credit. Then you may have a Quick Service lunch at Pecos Bills Tall Tale Inn and Cafe at Magic Kingdom and then dinner at Tony's Town Square. The next day you may have Cinderella's Royal Table booked for breakfast, which is where you can dine in Cinderella Castle. Since that meal requires two Table Service credits (and is a large breakfast), you may just have a snack for lunch, such as a Mickey Mouse pretzel, and then an early dinner at Columbia Harbor House. Book your Advanced Dining Reservations 180 days in advance.

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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