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  • On Feb 5, 2013
    Bianca 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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    Is it worth getting a Villa to cook meals or just spend the money on the big meal plan? trying to justify the cost of the Villa in the big picture?

    Hi Bianca,

    I'm assuming that you're talking about the villas that are at deluxe resorts like Beach Club, Kidani Village, Saratoga Springs, etc.  The one and two bedroom villas are beautiful, and the extra space is wonderful. However, if you're trying to justify it as a cost saving expense, I'm not sure if it's an even trade. While you may save some money preparing your own meals, you have to factor in the time spent to prep, cook, and clean up.  In the end, I like the meal plan.  When I go on vacation I like to get away from all of the chores I normally do at home, especially cooking and cleaning.  Plus, there are so many fun restaurants to try at Walt Disney World. It's nice to be able to try out different food options and snacks.

    Now, if you are talking about the Family Suites at Art of Animation, you could probably save some money and benefit from the extra space.  However, they don't have full kitchens, just kitchenettes with microwaves.  Actual meal prep would be limited.

    If you plan on visiting Walt Disney World often and are thinking about investing in Disney Vacation Club, we have some great DVC moms who can answer any questions that you might have.

    Hope this helps. Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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