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  • On Sep 6, 2009
    Tracy from MI 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.

    is purchasing the plus meal plan a good idea??? we are visiting at christmas time..there are 5 of us in our family. never used the meal plan before and was wondering if it's really worth the price??

    Tracy,

    I have never had a visit where one of the three main plans (Quick Service/Standard/Deluxe) did not save me some money! It is more about getting a plan that matches your eating plans.

    Here is how I choose.

    If I am going just with my wife, I know that most meals will be sit-down, table service meals. So I know already that I am going with either the Deluxe or the Standard. Then I price out my planned meals for the week by going on to AllEars.Net and looking at the menus. I do find that the restaurants that require two table service credits are not the most valuable ways to use those credits, so I make sure to use them at other meals.

    If I am going with kids, I know that I am going to eat only a few table service meals, and more counter service. Then I go for the Quick Service or Standard. Again, I price it out, and usually find the Standard plan works better here.  

    Please send me your follow-up questions so I can help further! I know it is not 100% clear, and I love to help!

    Have a magical vacation!
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