Teens at Value Resort
  • On Dec 13, 2018
    Rhonda from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Help! First visit in several years for 2 adults & 2 teenagers on very short notice. Need to get best deal for a tight budget. Staying 6 nights. 4 one park per day, 4 days tickets. Where to begin? How much extra is fast pass? Dining plan?

    Hi Rhonda,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Last minute trip - bring on the magic!

    First, review the Special Offers to see the best deals for the dates of your visit. I planned a last minute trip for December and we are staying at Disney's All-Star Movies Resort, a value resort hotel. We typically book a vacation package and I always price a few different resort hotels. Fast Pass+ selections are a must-do. The great news is that they are included with your theme park ticket purchase. If you have a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel stay and theme park tickets, you can make your Fast Pass+ selections 60 days in advance, so time is of the essence. Fast Pass+ selections are not unlimited so you do want to go ahead and book your vacation package so that you can make those selections!

    Rhonda, my family almost always finds the Disney Dining Plans a great value. We typically do the Disney Dining Plan or the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan with our vacation package. We love these plans because drinks are included. On the Disney Dining Plan, desserts are included at table-service meals for lunch and dinner. On the Disney Deluxe Dining plan, in addition to the drinks and desserts, table-service meals include an appetizer at lunch and dinner. I always price our vacations online with and without a dining plan and I estimate our food costs without a dining plan using restaurant menus that, if available, can be found on the restaurant's website.

    Happy Planning!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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