• On Jan 15, 2011
    Jessica 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.

    We are planning our first WDW trip this year! We can't decide between the magic your way plus dining or the deluxe dining. There is a $300 difference between the two. Is it worth it to upgrate to the deluxe dining? Thanks!

    Hi Jessica!

    For me it comes down to 'how much food will I be able to consume without exploding?'  Ok, I kid, I kid...well, not really...It truly does depend.  Are you a foodie?  Is your main reason for visiting Walt Disney World the FOOD?!  Then I'd go deluxe.  If you're a casual diner--wanna-be-foodie (like myself) the Disney Dining Plan is more than enough for me.  Using your credits wisely will give you the opportunity to go a variety of places without feeling stuffed full. 

    Would you be spending $300 to fill in for meals otherwise or planning many signature meals?  If not, I'd forgo the deluxe. 

    Hope this helped!

    Have a magical vacation!
thumbnail image for Amanda

Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.