Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Sep 12, 2012
    Kelly from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Looking to come in spring break 2013. Planning on getting the dining plan. Have had it before, but want to see if there is a right way and wrong way of using it. What can someone tell me about and how to use the dining plan.

    I don't know that I'd say there is necessarily a right and wrong way of using the Disney Dining Plan, Kelly.  I will say, though, that many guests have methods that seek to make the most of those meal credits.  One of the common ones is that if you intend to dine in a restaurant that requires two meal credits, you're better off paying out of pocket for that meal.  On the contrary, character, buffet, and family-style meals typically offer a great value for a single entitlement.  Another tip for getting the most value for your meal credits is to use your table-service meal at dinner when food costs are a bit higher than at lunch. 

    Like I said, those aren't necessarily right or wrong, but they do seem to be popular methods for stretching those meal credits as far as possible.  Enjoy!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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