Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Aug 6, 2013
    Tamara from IN 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.

    I have noticed that they are offering the free dining plan at same time as 20% of resorts. Can you use both discounts at the same time? Or does Disney only allow one discount at a time? Which is better the dining plan or 20% of resorts? Thanks

    Hi, Tamara!

    Reservations can only be booked using one discount.  I have priced it out many times, and a room discount vs. Free Dining really come out the same.  For my family, we opt for the room discount since we have annual passes.  However, if you need to include tickets, you might want to choose Free Dining.  It really is fun to have all your meals paid for ahead of time and of course dessert is included in your meals, something you might not otherwise splurge on.  There is just something very magical about paying with your dining credits, leaving a tip, and you are ready to go!

    If you plan to do some pricey dining like character buffets, then I would really lean toward the Free Dining.  If you are not big eaters and just grab a quick bite to eat here and there, then the room discount might be a better option for you. 

    When pricing it out, if this helps, I figure that my family of 4 usually spends about $200 a day on food, with a mixture of table service and counter service.

    Work out some prices and once you do that, let me know if you need more help deciding or ideas for dining or resorts.  Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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