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  • On Apr 7, 2012
    Gina 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.

    Do you think the Delux Dining Plan is worth it for 2 adults and a 5 year old staying for 6 days?


    I think the concern is less about how long you are coming, versus how you think you will dine. I am a big fan of the Dining Plan overall, but I have two little girls the same age as your child (my girls are 4 and 6), and we can never make the Deluxe Plan work out for us financially.

    The reason why I would typically say no in this case is that our girls simply don't eat enough to make up the cost of the Deluxe Dining Plan. Three sit-down meals is more food than they would ever eat. Plus, that is a lot of time sitting at a meal table than on an attraction.

    Now if your 5-year old has a robust appetite, then maybe it is worth doing. Only you know for sure.

    As for the question of having all these credits so that you can go to a lot of the 2-credit meals (signature restaurants and select character experiences), I typically find that the cost effectiveness in those instances is even lower than using two credits at two 1-credit restaurants.

    I hope that this helps? If you have some follow-up questions, or want to tell me more about your meal plans, I could take a more in-depth look and provide some follow-up advice!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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