Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jan 22, 2013
    Amanda 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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    I'm considering buying the dining plan for my next trip, but I'm not sure if we will save money and if we can fit in dining during our trip. Do you recommend buying the plan?

    I highly recommend purchasing the Disney Dining Plan (DDP)! It saves time, money and angst. We buy it each time we visit because it takes the guesswork out of how much money we should spend on food, how often should we dine out and what our budget will allow.

    By buying the DDP you will have almost all of your expenses paid for when you arrive (of course excluding souviners and extras) and you can relax and enjoy your vacation. I certainly think it saves money. Especially when you dine at some of the wonderful Table Service restaurants available at Walt Disney World. The Signature Dining Experiences will cost two Table Service Credits off of your plan, but they are definitely worth it. California Grill, Narcoosees, Cinderella's Royal Table and Hollywood Brown Derby are just a few of the "must eat" locations.

    There are also many wonderful locations that only require one Table Service, including the brand new Be Our Guest restaurant in Magic Kingdom! The Quick Service options are just as plentiful. One way we love to use our plan is to dine our way through Epcot by sampling a plate of food at several of the countries around the World Showcase. We each get a bit or two of the platter and it's a great way to taste the cultures around the world!

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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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