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  • On May 12, 2014
    Victoria from PA 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.

    Hi, I am planning two trips to Disney world within a year, is it a better deal to buy the annual passes or book the free dining offer both times and add the park tickets to the deal?

    Hi Victoria,

    You ask a great question and one only you can answer. 

    I think that dining is one budget item which you can easily control. Personally, I can not eat all of the food that is offered daily on the Disney Dining Plan. Plus when my daughters were in the tween stage, they did not like some of the adult choices offered on menus at select restaurants. This was an issue for us on the dining plan. Plus we generally eat breakfast in the room and bring snacks from home to save money on our food budget.

    However, tickets and rooms are often not as easy to control the price. You do receive a discount when you purchase more days on your ticket. You can find a deal on a room at select times.

    Personally, I would purchase the annual pass. You can use this to obtain a discount on rooms as well as food. There are also perks on merchandise and other entertainment options.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Beth, New York

My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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