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  • On Jul 11, 2011
    Diana from TX 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 it really cheaper to buy the dinning plan, rather than paying for what you eat?

    It depends on what you eat!

    Is it possible to eat at Disney for less than the price of the Dining Plan? Yes.

    Is it possible to see big savings using the Dining Plan? Yes.

    For my family, the dining plan makes sense. We like to eat at table service and signature restaurants, and so the standard and Deluxe Dining Plans offer good value for us. (We're not big on fast food so we haven't tried the quick service plan)

    A big perk of the dining plan is convenience. You know exactly what you'll be spending in advance, so you won't have to stress over the budget at every meal. You're free to order that filet mignon without a second thought! This often means that you feel you can choose whatever you'd really like, rather than selecting the most budget-friendly option on the menu.

    Now, whether that is a good or a bad thing just depends on your personal perspective. For a foodie like me, it's a very good thing!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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