Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jun 30, 2009
    Marilia from Sao Paulo 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.

    I'm planning a trip to WDW late September 09. There's a Free Dining Plan offer on the website. Is it realy for free? How do they calculate the prices? Is it worth upgrading to Deluxe? We are a family of three, myself, husband and 5 year old boy.


    I can tell you that the FREE Dining Offer on the Disney website (found here) is truly FREE!  (I made reservations for the end of September with the offer myself!)

    Here's how FREE dining works:  when you purchase a Disney vacation that includes at least three nights in a Disney resort plus a minimum one-day park ticket for everyone in your party, you will receive the Basic Dining Plan for every person in your party FREE.  The Basic Dining Plan gives you one table service meal, one counter-service meal and one snack per person per day per night of your stay.  It would save your family of three $90.97 a day ($39.99 for adults/$10.99 children) if you purchased the plan.

    Most regular readers to the panel know that I strongly feel the Basic Dining Plan is the best value for families, especially if you have children in your party and want to experience a few Character Meals.  It provides plenty of food and a good break from the parks.  Whereas, the Deluxe Plan is better suited for those who are visiting Disney for the signature dining establishments as it provides three table service meals a day.  In my opinion, it's a lot of time out of the parks and a lot of food.

    If you have any more questions about planning your trip in September, let us know!

    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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