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  • On Mar 31, 2009
    Sandy from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My son is 10 and I am planning on taking him to DisneyWorld in July of this year. He doesn't always eat the greatest, should I still purchase the dining plan, or would it be more ecomonical to just eat as we go, so to speak?


    I have two girls who, unlike their father, eat like little birds. They barely make a dent in a grilled cheese sandwich. Even with such little appetites, I think that the Dining plans are great! Here are some suggestions;

    You are probably not going to want to go with the Deluxe Dining plan. I certainly can't find a way to make it pay off with my family, though I have recommended it to others, especially all-adult groups and families with older teens.

    You should strongly consider the Quick Service Dining plan. Don't assume that going with a "fast-food restaurant" plan means you're getting him only unhealthy foods. Many of the counter service restaurants have some great healthy and delicious options. Personal favorites include the Flame Tree BBQ (Animal Kingdom), Tangerine Cafe (Epcot), and Sunset Ranch (Hollywood Studios).

    Also think about the standard plan, as that has you at just one table service meal per day. And you may be doubling up some of those "credits" for some more entertaining meals.

    I am glad to answer any follow-up questions you may have. Just visit me at my bio page to ask!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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