• On Jul 25, 2012
    Pablo 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.

    Hi, is it worth to buy a dinning plan even though we will be staying the whole day in the parks and we're not a heavy dinning family ??

    Hi Pablo!

    I absolutely love the Disney Dining Plan (DDP) and we buy it everytime we visit. I believe it saves time, money and stress by taking care of all of your meals in advance. 

    Food throughout the parks is included in the DDP, so even if you spend a day at the parks, you can enjoy the many dining selections available. With the traditional DDP, you get one Quick Service, one Table Service and one snack per day, per guest in your party. Therefore, if you are at the Magic Kingdom all day, you can enjoy lunch at one of the Quick Service locations, such as Pecos Bills Cafe. You can substitute your dessert for fruit and save the fruit for a snack later in the day. You can make an Advanced Dining Reservation for dinner that night at Tony's Town Square Restaraunt in the Magic Kingdom and enjoy Italian favorites with a view of the parade marching down Main Street.

    Throughout the day your family can spilt up the snacks, enjoying a Dole Whip from Aloha Isle, a bottled water from one of the Quick Service stands and/or an ice cream cookie sandwich from Main Street Bakery. 

    If you don't want to make ADRs and take time out of your vacation for a sit-down meal, you can consider the Quick Service Dining Plan which offers 2 Quick Service Meals and 1 snack per day per guest.

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My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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