Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 1, 2010
    Danielle from CT 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.

    Sorry would the premium , platinum, or deluxe plan be better for us? Is there a better resort you would recommend for the 7 of us that we wont have to use multiple buses just to get to a park? Do you think the big plans are worth utilizing in Dec.?

    Hi, Danielle!  Thanks for writing back!   When it comes to the Disney Dining Plan, I am a big fan of the Basic Dining Plan:   1 Quick Service Meal, 1 Counter Service Meal, and 1 Snack per day.   I think if you are planning to go to an upgraded plan, you should really be planning to spend a LOT of time at restaurants, and when you get to the top packages with activities included, remember that this all takes away from that magical "park" time!

    I also think more than 2 full meals plus a snack is a LOT of food on most days.   While we will sometimes pay out of pocket for an extra quick service meal or extra snack, most days we find the Basic Dining Plan is sufficient.  

    To jump to higher levels is expensive, and you might find it more economical to pay out of pocket for a round of golf or a few hours in the childcare facilities.  The different plans are outlined HERE and you can call (407)W-DISNEY for price quotes.   Really sit and figure out if the upgraded plans are worth it to you.

    Now for your question on accommodations, try looking HERE for your choices for rooms for larger parties.   The Villas listed will not require you to take multiple buses.   I personally like Beach Club Villas, but look through your options to see what will work best for your family. 

    Good luck with all your decisions, and let me know if you have more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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