Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Oct 31, 2012
    Vicki from CA 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.

    Spendign 15 days at WDW next December, have a premier annual pass for park entry, what is the best way to do dining? I love character dining and dinner shows?

    To get a definite answer you really need to run the numbers. I like to use the website and look at their menus section to get current pricing, and calculate costs that way. They show detailed pricing for every restaurant and every menu item, so you can get a very good approximation of what you might be spending.

    I can tell you that in my experience, when I want to take in a lot of dinner shows or signature dining experience, all of which require two table service credits, I have always come out better to pay out of pocket for the meals rather than purchase the dining plan.

    This is especially true when you purchase the Tables in Wonderland card, which you are eligible to do as an annual passholder. It offers you an 18% discount in the vast majority of table service restaurants on Disney property, and in my experience, has always been teh very best way for my family to save money while dining in Disney.

    Hope that helps!
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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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