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  • On Apr 22, 2010
    Julie from NJ 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 dining plan (snack plan) would work for a family of 6 (3A 3C). Is it worth the $?


    In most cases one dining plan or another is going to be a money saver for most groups. There are times or cases where it might not be, I am sure. But typically they are a great way to save. Most families seem to choose either the quick service or the standard plan. Mostly of the two, it is the standard plan. The deluxe is a great plan, but for families with smaller children they will find that that is more food, and more time in restaurants, than they really need or want.

    First, decide what kind of dining you have in mind. Are you a counter service family? Do you like a sit down meal three times a day? Or do you do a bit of a combination of the two?

    Next, I suggest you download the relevant plans from the Disney website, and then get your travel agent to price out what adding these plans would cost.

    Finally, compare those costs to what you expect to otherwise spend by looking at menus on That should help you decide.

    And send me any follow-up questions that you may have!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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