Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 9, 2012
    Carla Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'll be traveling to Disney with my family of 4 for 5 days in December. Do you recommend getting the Dining Plan?

    The dining plan can equate to a significant savings, Carla, depending upon your situation.  If your family is made up of folks with a hearty appetite, it might be a good idea to invest in a meal plan.  If, on the other hand, you are the type of family who shares meals,  or substitutes snacks for meals, the dining plan might be unnecessary.  If it were my trip, I would peruse the online menus and get an idea for how much I thought my family might spend for each meal.  If that amount was greater than the cost of a meal plan, I'd definitely go for it.  If you do decide to go ahead with the purchase, I think you'll find that the convenience of prepaying for your meals and then not worrying about the cost once your trip takes place can be a definite perk of using a meal plan.  Good luck with your decision!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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