Mom And Son On Run
  • On Jan 28, 2012
    Sadie from LA 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.

    is it worth getting the dining plans? or will i come out cheaper eating day by day on our own?

    Hi Sadie - The answer to your question is all going to depend on whether or not you plan to eat all of your meals at Walt Disney World.  If you are, I think it's always a great deal to get the Disney Dining Plan.  While you'll still have to pay for gratuities and any out of pocket expenses, you'll still find that it's going to be a lot of food.

    To optimize the dining plan, we generally have a light breakfast (even bringing our own granola bars), and use our snacks for food, not beverages.  I also carry my own water bottles to the park, so I don't have to buy them.  Also keep note of prices, so if you have to pay out of pocket for an extra meal, you'll know which meal to pay for (it's usually going to be a buffet).

    I hope that helps!  Have a great vacation! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jodi, Massachusetts

My name is Jodi from Massachusetts.  I am married with 2 children and work as a writer and consultant. I really look forward to helping parents everywhere plan a vacation within their budget that will truly create lifelong memories. Learn More About Jodi

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