Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 16, 2013
    Sarah 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 taking our first trip to Disney and going during the Halloween party. We found a nice resort outside of Disney, but I'm wondering is it worth the money to stay in Disney and get the free dinning option for $600ish more dollars? Thanks

    Hello Sarah!

    Your first trip to Walt Disney World, how special!  Halloween is an especially spooktacular time to visit. You will not be disappointed.  

    The value of  the Free Dining option is truly personal.  Whether it's "worth it" or not really depends on many factors which are important to you.  For example, will you utilize all of your dining credits?  With regard to staying offsite, I always recommend reconsidering that.  For me, I feel that the value of staying on Disney property outweighs any other option.   Others may or may not feel the same way.   Can your budget accommodate the switch?  That is another factor to consider.  

    Take a look at where you'll find a nice breakdown of the Free Dining promotion to further help with your decision.

    Please write back to me if I can assist with any other questions.

    Until then, I wish you a magical first vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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