Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 1, 2011
    Kay from IN 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 trying to decide what dining plan to use for an upcoming visit. Three teenagers and two adults...quick service only or the one that includes one quick service and one table service. Please share your reasons too..thnx!

    Hi Kay,

    When I travel to Disney World with my teens, I like to purchase the "Plus Dining" plan that includes one snack, one quick service and one table service per person, per night of your package. I do this for several reasons. One is that my boys, in particular, are big eaters. While the quick service portion sizes are quite big, I find that they are often still hungry after eating. For table service meals, I often will make reservations at buffet's for brunch or dinner where it's "all you care to eat". They fill up nicely at those meals. Another more important reason, is that I allow my older teens to go off by themselves if they want to, when in the same Park as me. They use their Key to the World card to get Quick Service lunch when they are hungry. However, when it's time for our one table service meal of the day, they meet back up with the family. We all sit down together, recap experiences and share our favorite memories from the day. This priceless time is the whole purpose behind a family vacation and having a meal together is a great way to ensure that teens stay included. An additional bonus is that Disney has some incredible table service restaurants and I can't imagine not enjoying them on each trip!

    Hope this helps and that you are having a relaxing summer,

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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