Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Sep 29, 2009
    Jennifer from TN 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.

    Do you have ideas about where to eat with the dining plan. We have the 1 table, 1 quick service, and 1 snack. What would you suggest doing, eating a big BK, lunch, or dinner? What is a good quick service meal to eat? Is the dining plan worth the extra $?


    The great thing about Walt Disney World is that there are literally hundreds of dining options. The downside is that listing them all is impossible. So here is my advice;

    • Send me a question with what parks you will be in on what days.
    • Let me know what cuisines you like/dislike
    • Tell me where you are staying
    • Let me know a bit about your traveling party, and any special experiences they may want to have (like meeting Mickey Mouse or going to a Luau!).
    • I will send day-by-day recommendations!

    Until then, here are a few solid answers;

    I have always found the dining plan to be a money saver, not an extra expense. As long as you pick the one that is right for you (between the Quick Service, Standard, and Deluxe plans), you should find it to be a great perk.

    With a family that includes younger children, we try to go with a bigger dinner, a lighter lunch, and breakfast, while a table service experience, is more about the show and less about the volume of food.

    Please send me that follow-up question, and I can start suggesting where to dine!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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