• On Nov 25, 2016
    Karen from IN 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 trying to evaluate the Disney Dining Plan. We are looking at the 1 quick serve and 1 sit down meal. Planning on two meals at 2 ticket events. Thoughts?

    Hi, Karen!
    Thanks for asking this question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    The best way to decide if a Disney Dining Plan is right for you is by looking at the kind of table service reservations you have planned. Beyond the ticketed food events, you may get your money's worth if you get reservations at Signature Dining restaurants. My favorite is Cinderella's Royal Table inside Cinderella Castle. Signature Dining takes two table service credits. 

    Knowing most of your meals are paid for ahead of time is a great plus to a dining plan. I will warn you to save up to tip your waiter or waitress at your table service meals. Tipping isn't included in the dining plan and some of those big meals can cost a lot! I've found tip often costs about the same as if I had paid for a Quick Service meal for my family.

    I hope that gives you a little extra insight into the thought process I use when I decide if I want to use a dining plan!

    Have fun planning your magical vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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