• On Mar 14, 2019
    William from IL 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.

    If you are staying on the concierge level at GF and have food available throughout the day would you do the dinning plan or just pay separately for the meals you want? We want to attend a character meal and have lunch/dinner at some of our favorite places.

    Hi William! Based on a prior question you asked, it looks like you will be celebrating your 25th anniversary during your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation!! Congratulations and happy anniversary!!

    I love how you said you wanted to make your celebration "grand!" You couldn't have picked a more "grand" location than a Club Level Resort hotel room at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa!

    This is a great question! My husband and I have discussed this topic many times. While, it's true, there is food available virtually all day, breakfast is the only true "meal." Plus - depending on where you are and what your plans are for the day, making your way back to your Resort hotel for a snack or beverage may not be super convenient. I will also add that the food and beverage items available to Club Level Guests at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are absolutely amazing so you can't go wrong! 

    For our past few vacations, we planned all of our meals and then reviewed the restaurant menus to determine what made the most sense for us. For some trips, we chose a Disney Dining Plan and during others, we paid separately for each meal. Based on where and when you plan to dine, the Disney Dining Plan may make perfect sense for you but I would definitely plan out your days to see if it's the best fit.

    Thank you so much for allowing the Disney Parks Moms Panel to be a part of your vacation planning. I'm so excited for you and would love to help if you have any other questions as you plan your magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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