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  • On Jan 28, 2010
    Janet 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.

    We are staying at AKL in May and have a $750 gift card to use while there. I would like to purchase the quick service dining plan as well, but my husband feels gift card will be enough for food. We have a 3 yr old. Any thoughts?

    Hi Janet!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Moms Panel.

    This is a great time to visit Walt Disney World with all of the special offers out there.  You will receive your Disney gift card when you check-in.  It can be used anywhere a Disney gift card can be used which is almost anywhere on property; some non-Disney owned restaurants and stores will not accept it.

    With regards to the Dining Plan, some guests save a lot of money by being on it.  Other guests don't save as much and some actually spend more by being on a Dining Plan.  You can get more information on the various plans here.  I suggest looking at the menus for the various Quick Service restaurants at the independent website AllEars.Net.  They do a very good job of keeping their menus up to date.  You can then compare the cost of being on the Quick Service Dining Plan to not being on it and just using your gift card.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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