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  • On Feb 20, 2012
    Paula from WV Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Going to WDW 7 days with 8 & 4 yr old. Trying to decide about using a dining plan. We want to do 2-3 characer meals but do not want to be tied down to a set down meal every day. On quick service plan can you use 2 quick service credits for a set down m

    Hello, Paula!

    You've asked a great question regarding Disney Dining Plans. 

    First, on the 2012 Quick-Service Dining Plan, you cannot use two Quick-Service entitlements in exchange for one Table-Service meal.  However, you CAN use a Table-Service entitlement at a Quick-Service location if you're on the 2012 Dining Plan. (Just look at the bottom of page 5 on the second embedded PDF link.  "Some Great Tips!" states that the above is allowed.)

    If you know that you're going to be eating at some of the pricier dining locations, then the Dining Plan is well worth the cost.  If, for example, you are planning on eating at Cinderella's Royal Table or The California Grill, both of which use two Table-Service entitlements, in addition to two additional character meals, then you've used four Table-Service entitlements already.  (If you're staying six nights / seven days, you have only two remaining Table-Service entitlements.  If staying seven nights, you'll have three.) In order to make the most of our time in the parks, we always research park hours and special events, such as Extra Magic Hours, and make a reservation in our park of choice at a favorite restaurant during each day. This keeps everyone refreshed and recharged for more fun when we head back out into the parks.  If, however, you don't want to be tied down to a Table-Service restaurant here and there, you could surely use one or two of those for a Quick-Service experience instead.

    I hope that you find this information useful!  Please send any additional questions you may about your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World!  I'd love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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