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  • On Jan 21, 2010
    Kristin Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Trying to keep budget under control is it better to buy the meal plan? Which do you suggest?

    Hello Kristin!  My husband and I are always seeking out ways to stay within a budget as we plan for our Walt Disney World trips.  We have been visiting Walt Disney World for fifteen years now and have booked our vacations with and without the Disney Dining Plan.  I have to say that having the dining plan has been the best way for us to stay within our food budget.
         The Disney Dining plan has saved us hundreds of dollars.  Our biggest savings has been around $400.00 for our family of five.  Not only are the savings incredible, but it has allowed us to experience great restaurants that have made lasting impressions with my three boys.  I enjoy the feeling knowing that my family is enjoying Walt Disney World and doing on a full stomach.  The satisfaction comes when you have purchased a dining plan that suits your family and knowing that you will not have to pull out your wallet when your children want a snack.  You actually know where your money goes!
         My family has two plans that we tend to favor.  The Disney Dining Plan and the Disney Quick Service Dining are family favorites.  We tend to rotate the two as we visit WDW.  The Disney Quick Service Dining is becoming even more popular with my boys since they are in or hitting their teenage years and seem to think that they don't have time to sit and enjoy a meal.  Teenagers!  Always on the go!
      I know you will have a fantastic time here at WDW.  Many new and exciting memories are waiting!  

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Texas

Hello! My name is Diane and I am a mother of three great boys (ages 21, 17 and 16) and a fantastic wife from the great state of Texas!   A Walt Disney World vacation will leave you with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Learn More About Diane

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