Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 16, 2009
    Elizabeth from NY 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.

    im going to disney for the first time with my 6 year old daughter and husband is it worth booking with the meal pacakage and which one would u recommend?


    I have always found that one of another of the Disney Dining Plans could save me money on a trip. It is more a matter of finding the one that matches the kind of dining my traveling group planned on enjoying.

    The real question is how do you plan on dining? Do you expect to have a sit down table service meal for every meal? Then go with the Deluxe. Are you going to mix some table service meals with some quick service counter dining? Then go with the standard. Are you strictly a fast-food family? Then the Quick service plan is for you.

    Most families, especially those on a first trip here, probably should plan on just the standard plan. You really can eat up a lot of time (excuse the pun) with table service meals, and most kids, even a voracious 6-year old, end up not being able to eat at three table service restaurant meals every day.

    I am glad to help with some follow-up advice, if you wish. Just send me a question directly from my bio page with info on what you like!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!

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