• On Sep 23, 2012
    Becky from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    planning trip end of Nov. w/party of 7 & 1 3-yr old. Staying in a villa. Is it more economical to forego dining plan & not worry about making reservations when we may not be able to sit together or just cook breakfast & dinner in & eat lu

    Hi, Becky!  It is certainly going to be more economical to eat in your villa, as you can control the meals you are eating and the cost better than when you are dining out.  I would, however, caution you about planning all of your meals at the villa.  Especially if you are traveling with a large part and young children, the trip between theme park and resort can consume a lot of time and energy, and it may not be practical to do all of your meals at your resort.

    I would say Walt Disney World does a great job trying to keep parties together, and the earlier you book, the better the chance is.  There are also numerous counter service locations and kiosks to grab a quick bite without need for reservations.

    I hope this helps with your planning!
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My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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