• On Nov 22, 2009
    Nadeera 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.

    We would like to purchase a dining plan for 2 adults and 2 children ages 10 and 13. Which dining plan would you suggest would be the best value?

    Hi Nadeera,

    My family usually purchases the basic dining plan that provides one table service, one counter service and one snack credit per day.  We tend to use our "snack" for a light breakfast, counter service for lunch at whatever park we are at, and table service for dinner.  This system works great for us, and no one is ever hungry!   I have also occasionally splurged on the deluxe dining plan, and we had a fantastic culinary experience, "Disney style"!  I will say, just about everyone in my family came back about five pounds heavier than we started, however!  The deluxe plan allows for three meal credits plus two snack credits daily.  In addition, the plan includes a refillable mug that can be used for coffee and soft drinks at your resort.   The meal credits can be used at either a table service or counter service establishment.  If you plan on dining at a few signature dining restaurants (which require two table service credits per person), having sit down lunches, breakfasts as well as dinners on most days, or simply want to experience lots of Disney's fantastic restaurants, the deluxe plan is a great option.  I have never purchased the quick service plan, however, for families who think they will eat most meals at a quick service location, it is a good value.  The quick service plan includes two snack and two quick service credits daily.

    Whichever you chose, bon appetit! 

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I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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