Mom And Son On Run
  • On Jan 1, 2013
    Jessica from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have been to WDW 9 time and have never gotten dining plans. Do you think they are worth it for a family who loves to eat on the go?

    Hi Jessica!

    The Disney Dining plan is a fantastic perk for guest staying at a Walt Disney World hotel! Being able to enjoy the many cuisines offered, at a near 30 percent discount scores huge points for me and my wallet!

    Even if you are a family "on the go", the Disney Dining plan can be well worth your money. There are a multitude of quick service options that can appeal to any palate, and the cost of the Quick Service dining plan is quite inclusive. With the QSDP, guests are entitled to two (2) Quick service meals, (1) snack and one (1) refillable mug (for use only at your resort) per person per day. The cost of the QSDP is $34.99 - $37.99 per adult and $14.99 per child. If you factor in the cost of a QS meal (hamburger/chicken nuggets) plus soft drink and dessert, your total for two meals would probably result in $30 per person, not including taxes OR your snack allotment. That's definitely savings, and one of the biggest draws to the dining plan!

    Personally, I enjoy the Disney Dining plan for convenience alone. I don't have to worry about budgeting monies for meals, as its already been paid for. Nor do I need to worry about where to eat as my reservations would be made, or I could opt to just grab and go at a counter service place. With so many places to enjoy good food at WDW, you're never out of choices. But, in the end, it all depends on your preference.

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation! -Malanie
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families!

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