Mom And Son On Run
  • On Dec 3, 2011
    Marcia from ON 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.

    Planning on visiting WDW for the 1st time in Jan. and wondering if dining plans can be purchased once we get to the resort or it's something that HAS to be purchased while booking hotel? Is it worth getting for a 3 yr old? It seems $$ to me! Need incite

    Hi Marcia,

    The Disney Dining Plan needs to be added to your reservation at least 2 days prior to your arrival. So, you still have some time to think about it.

    We purchase the Dining Plan on almost every trip and it's a great deal when purchasing for children ages 3-9. For approximately $12 per child, you will get a table service meal, a quick service meal and a snack per person, per night of your package when buying the Plus Dining Plan. There is no way you could feed a child at Disney World for $12 per day without the Plan! In fact, most Quick Service meals cost that much alone. The savings really come in to play when buying the Plan for kids in that age bracket. Where I struggle with it being a big savings is when I have to pay full adult price (over $40 a day) for a 10 year old who eats like a bird. Still, we have done the math and we have found that we always end up saving a considerable amount of money with the Disney Dining Plan.

    Hope this helps and please feel free to send a follow-up question should you require further clarification.

    Have a wonderful vacation,

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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