• On Aug 30, 2018
    Aracely from CA 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 Parents!! Going to Disney World for Christmas for 8 nights, 5 of us. My questions are, is dining plan best way to go? If so, which do you suggest? We wanted to get Be our guest into our trip. Other question is do you tip daily or end of trip for hskpng?

    Hi, there!

     Aracely, I am just thrilled to hear about the vacation you're planning. A Christmas visit to the Walt Disney World Resort is sure to be merry AND magical! 

     I think the dining plans offer great value, convenience, and flexibility to any Walt Disney World Resort vacation. The one time my family chose not to purchase a dining plan, we had immediate regret! We found that the cost of meals quickly added up and being so mindful of those purchases took a bit of the fun out of our stay. In paying for a dining plan ahead of time, we felt more comfortable splurging during meal times. It is vacation, after all! I suggest adding the Disney Dining Plan to your vacation package. With entitlements for snacks, Quick-Service meals, and Table-Service meals, the Disney Dining Plan gives you lots of eligible dining options! My family has found exceptionally great value in the Disney Dining Plan when we've used some our Table-Service meal entitlements on Character Dining Experiences. Our absolute favorite place to use a Quick-Service meal entitlement is at Be Our Guest Restaurant for breakfast and lunch - these meals are also a super great value. Reservations for breakfast or lunch can sometimes be hard to come by at this dining location, so I suggest diligently searching online for availability until you find a date and time that suits your itinerary!

     For Mousekeeping service, I like to tip on a daily basis rather than at the end of the week since our Mousekeepers may vary from day to day. 

     Thanks for stopping by, Aracely!



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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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