Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Apr 25, 2010
    Ted from MN 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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    Hi, Love Mom's Panal.. Staying at WL Club Level for 7days. We have dining plan, but have read that we may not need it due to all the food at club level. First time visitors. Myself, DW, DS (5) and DD (7). Would love to hear your advice on this Thanks

    Hi Ted! Sounds like you have a luxurious vacation planned! My family often stays club-level at Disney, and when we do, we generally do not purchase the Dining Plan. Our usual routine is to eat a continental breakfast in the club lounge, have a nice meal at a table-service restaurant for lunch, and then snack on the evening offerings in the club lounge. After having a glass of wine and sampling the evening hors d'oeuvres, we generally just don't feel hungry enough to go out for another meal, so I have always felt that we wouldn't be able to get our money's worth out of the Dining Plan when we stay club-level.  However, our club-level stays are generally only 3 or 4 nights, not 7 like yours. After a few days, the offerings in the club lounge can get a little monotonous: even though the evening hot dishes vary, a lot of the options remain the same from day to day, and after eating them a few days in a row, you'll likely want some variety. Also, there may be days when your family wants to stay in the parks rather that returning to the resort for the evening service in the club lounge.  For these reasons, I think the Dining Plan could be useful for a longer club-level stay like yours. 

    Hope you have a wonderful time! Please feel free to visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions!
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I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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