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  • On Jan 9, 2009
    Sarah from Jersey Asked

    We are going to CBR resort Florida in April this year and need some advice on dining.We are not sure whether to opt for the Dining plan and Do I need to book restaurants now. How do I choose restaurants help! (family with 2 young sons)

    Hi Sarah,

    I think there are several things you need to weigh up with regard to purchasing the Disney Dining Plan. Firstly there are 3 types of plan, there is the Deluxe Plan, details HERE, regular plan HERE and the new Quick Service plan HERE. As you can see they differ quite a lot in both price and what is included. I personally would visit the menu pages on allears.net, roughly decide which restaurants I would want to eat at and price up my meals for each day to see if it is worth it for me to buy the plan.

    You need to ask yourself will you really want to eat a sit down meal everyday of your trip? If the answer is yes then the regular DDP can save you lots of money as you also get a counter service (think fast food) and a snack every day too. The plan is particularly good value for 3-9 year olds especially for character meals. I've used the DDP several times and it really is nice to know that all your food is already paid for, I also love planning which restaurants we will visit whilst my girls love to spend the snack credits on ice-creams, funnel cakes and candy!

    As for choosing restaurants I would mix some character buffet meals like Chef Mickey's and Crystal Palace with a few quieter meals like Kona Cafe and Le Cellier. I would strongly recommend you book your advanced dining reservations as soon as possible by calling 407-939-3463. If I can be of any more help or you have a specific question please feel free to ask again!

    Jo
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Meet the Panelist: Jo,

Hi, I’m Jo, a stay-at-home Mum from England.  I am married to a PGA golfer and we have 2 children.  We enjoy every aspect of Walt Disney World and agree that it is by far our favourite holiday destination. The girls excitedly help me plan every trip. Learn More About Jo

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