AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On May 14, 2009
    Ann 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've had lapband surgery and don't eat a lot, but still can eat pretty well. Do you think it would be better to go without the dining plan for me? The last time I went, there was so much included on the dining plan, but I don't want to pay more w/o it.

    Hi, Ann!  I haven't had the lapband, but having had an RNY, and belonging to a support group for people that have had all types of bariatric surgery, I can tell you that most of the people in my group who have had the lapband would skip the dining plan.  The dining plan provides you with so much food, that you may find with the restriction from the lapband, you won't be able to eat everything you are entitled to!  I know at least one person in my support group who is lapbanded ended her trip with a ton of snack credits left over! 

    You know best about how much you can comfortably eat, and your surgeon can probably offer some advice about how much you should try to eat.  I would think, however, you would not spend more eating without the plan than you would with the plan.  And it would be such a waste to pay for the dining plan only to find yourself way too full to really take advantage of the plan!

    I hope you have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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