• On Feb 15, 2012
    Narli from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Jackie, thanks for answering my question! I have another one for you. I heard about TIW, do you think this is better than the dining plan? Thanks again for all your help, you're great!!!

    Hi Narli!

          You are so welcome!  I am so glad that you asked this question, as I was really unsure about the answer when I first read it.  It's always fun for me to roll up my sleeves and do a little research!  It is important to note that only those guests who are Annual Passholders or Florida residents may purchase Tables in Wonderland.  To sum it up, those who purchase the discount plan must pay between $75 and $100 per year in order to receive 20% off of their food and beverage purchases at participating restaurants.  They are also able to park free for dining purposes and several other benefits.  It is a fantastic deal!  However, the restaurants that participate are primarily Table Service restaurants, rather than Quick Service.

         On the other hand, the Disney Dining Plan is an all around saver.  While you may not use the Disney Dining Plan towards the purchase of alcoholic beverages, most every restaurant on Disney property participates in the plan.  According to those who have crunched the numbers, it looks like both Tables in Wonderland and the basic Disney Dining Plan are just about even in the savings that they offer.  However, I will add that if you plan on purchasing a fair amount of alcohol and dining primarily at Table Service restaurants, TIL looks like your best bet.  On the other hand, if you plan on eating at a mixture of restaurants and enjoy snacking throughout the day, I can't recommend the Disney Dining Plan highly enough!

    Much pixie dust,

    Jackie S.
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Louisiana

Yes, I'm the one behind you in the grocery store checkout line. You know, the one that lets you know why you simply HAVE to stay on property and laughs when you say that you are going to visit Disney World AND Epcot... Yes, that crazy lady is me! Learn More About Jackie

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