• On Feb 3, 2018
    Billy from MS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is the meal deal worth the price and do you use it

    Hi Billy, 

    One of my favorite parts of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is the opportunity to enjoy fantastic dining. In fact, many of Disney's Signature Dining restaurants are, hands down, some of the top meals that my family has enjoyed anywhere. Disney Dining Plans make it super easy to plan for the meal portion of your vacation budget. With your meals pre-paid, you don't have to worry about keeping track of how much you are spending on each meal. In order to get the most out of your Disney Dining Plan, you should be sure to make your Advanced Dining Reservations for popular table service restaurants 180-days ahead of your vacation. Personally, I feel that both the regular Disney Dining Plan and the Deluxe Dining Plan are both worth the price because there aren't limits on what you can order. If my family wants to enjoy filet mignon at Le Cellier Steakhouse, they can do so. However, I feel that we can often eat for less on our own than on the Quick-Service Dining Plan. Whether or not we choose to purchase the Disney Dining Plan depends a lot on how long our vacation is, what dining reservations we are able to secure, and where we are staying. For example, if we are using our Disney Vacation Club membership to rent a Deluxe Villa with a full kitchen, we often dine in the room for several meals and opt out of the dining plans for those trips. 

    I hope this helps. Please let us know if we can assist you further. 

    Wishing you magical memories, 


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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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