• On Jun 3, 2014
    Sheri from WA 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 thinking about doing the disney deluxe dining plan. I was wondering if getting a plan is worth the cost or if it would be cheaper to just pay for our own meals ? Also do the parks let you bring any of your own food for small children? such as snacks

    Hi Sheri! I really like the convenience and value of the Disney Dining Plan when we visit Walt Disney World Resort.

    Though my kids are big eaters, but I always opt for the basic Dining Plan which includes 1 snack, quick service meal and 1 table service or seated dining meal each day per person. This works for us because we usually have breakfast and snack meals in our villa which allows me to stretch the value even more.

    Of course traveling with little ones, I always have snacks on hand when we're in the Disney Theme Parks - so don't worry you're allowed to bring them. You'll have to submit your bags for a security check when you enter the park, but you won't have any problem having snacks.

    If you wondering about the overall value of having a dining plan compare the Disney Dining Plan and the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan. Each plan comes with a resort-refillable mug per person on the reservation.

    Disney Dining Plan Pricing:
        •    $58.66 per Guest age 10+, per night of your stay
        •    $18.88 per Guest ages 3-9, per night of your stay
        •    1 Table Service meal, 1 Quick Service meal and 1 snack per person, per night

    Disney Deluxe Dining Plan Pricing:
        •    $104.94 per Guest age 10+, per night of your stay
        •    $29.51 per Guest ages 3-9, per night of your stay
        •    3 meals per person, per night (any combination of Table Service and Quick Service restaurants)
        •    2 snacks per person, per night
    Keep in mind a dining plan must be added to your reservation at least 48 hours prior to your check-in date.

    Wishing you a magical and memorable Disney vacation.

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Meet the Panelist: Juliette, Georgia

I'm a high-spirited Mom of 4. You say "vacation" and I'll tell you why for our family of 6, there's no better way than the Disney way! Since becoming Disney Vacation Club members, our dreams of travel quickly turn into magical memories again and again...I'm a real world example of the endless vacation possibilities available with the magic of Disney Parks and Disney Vacation Club. Learn More About Juliette

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