Mom And Son On Run
  • On Dec 9, 2009
    Shaer 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.

    I am a single mom taking my sons, 12 and 3 to WDW in January. This is our first time and I am staying at POP for 5 nights. I have not added the dining plan yet but was wondering if it is going to be worth the money. I booked 5 sit down meals.

    Hi Shaer!

    If I were you, I would absolutely consider adding the regular dining plan to your package. Since you will be staying for five nights, it will cover your five sit down meals and will give each of you five counter service meals and five snacks.

    I enjoy the dining plans because with them the majority of your meals are paid for in advance and they can really save you money in the long run. Every trip we take with the dining plan, our actual food costs are much more than what we paid for the plan. Since the meals are paid for in advance, you don't have to worry about prices and everyone can just order what they want. It makes the vacation much less stressful in my opinion.

    To get a better idea if the dining plan would be a good value for you, I would suggest looking at the menus at to get a basic idea of the prices at the restaurants you've selected.

    I hope you have a fantastic first trip to Disney with your sons!
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Meet the Panelist: Amber, Pennsylvania

My name is Amber and I’m a stay-at-home mom from southwestern Pennsylvania. Planning my family’s Disney vacations is always so much fun. I love spreading the magic by getting others excited for their trips.
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