• On Apr 22, 2019
    Rebecca from NY 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.

    What is your recommendation for the dining plan. I definitely want to use one but am unsure if I should go Deluxe or not?

    Hi Rebecca! What a yummy question!!!

    The Disney Dining Plans are a great way to help budget for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation and I love that you are considering all of your options! 

    I have some friends that love love love the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan! They include it in their vacation package every vacation and enjoy savory meals and sweet snacks! My family splurged one vacation and went deluxe all the way. We have very little self-control when it comes to Disney dining. Everything is beyond wonderful. By the end of our vacation, we couldn't eat another bite. If you pace yourself and have some self-restraint, the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan is amazing!!! You have so many options!

    The Disney Dining Plan has been perfect for us. One Quick-Service Meal, one Table-Service Meal, and two Snacks fill us up nicely. If we want anything else throughout our vacation, we pay out of pocket. That being said, I'm sure we will look at the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan again in the very near future.

    My question to you is where do you plan to eat and how much do you typically eat while on vacation? My family puts together a tentative plan of the theme parks we plan to visit on each day. We then map out our dining (including Disney Springs, Disney's BoardWalk, and Resort hotel restaurants). If we are heavy on table service dining experiences, we review menus to determine which Disney Dining Plan is the best fit for our vacation plans. It's worked well for us. Plus, the best news is that you can't go wrong with any of the Disney Dining Plans!

    Oh goodness! I'm getting hungry just thinking about all of the decadent food and beverages!! Please let me know if you have any other questions about Disney Dining Plans (or anything else) as you continue making your magical vacation plans! Bon appetite!

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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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