EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 6, 2009
    Susan from MN 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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    Hi Moms! My husband, myself and 2 kids, (11 & 7 ) will be taking our first WDW trip 6/22-6/29 We are planning on purchasing a dining plan, but note sure if we should do quick service or table dining? I say table, my husband wants quick..HELP!!


    In my opinion, the Basic Dining Plan has more value than the Quick Service or even the Deluxe Plan because most guests with children would like to enjoy a few Character Meals during their visit (which Quick Service does NOT include) and don't want to spend approximately 1 1/2 hours for each meal on the Deluxe plan.

    A good balance is the Basic Plan, which provides 1 counter service restaurant, 1 table service restaurant, and 1 snack a day.  Overall, it saves you about 30% off of your meals, whereas, the Quick Service is less than that--Disney advertises 20%.  One Character Meal will almost pay for your 7-year-old's Basic Dining Plan for TWO days, not just one....

    Our family enjoys the respite from the parks that the table service restaurants give--and we don't have to dress up!  Click here for a few other tips on how to make the most of the Basic Plan! And click here and here for Disney Mom Jo and Joanne's thoughts on Quick Service--just for some other opinions!

    If you have any more Disney dining dilemmas, just send me one via my bio page!

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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