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  • On Nov 27, 2012
    Michelle from OH Asked

    Hi Darcie!. Part of my Q cut off & I was wondering if u thought the Tables n WL card would be woth getting over the dining plan. We r passholders this yr, but have never been to wdw w/out being on ddp. Luv convience of it, but want to save most $$.

    That is such a great question, Michelle.  Unfortunately, the answer is totally dependent upon your family's eating habits.  In my experience, the dining plan does indeed offer convenience.  With that said, though, we've only used the Disney Dining Plan as a free add-on when we travel during value season.  When it's free, it's definitely a great deal!  The nice thing about the Tables in Wonderland program is that it discounts that which you'd order anyway whereas guests on the dining plan maybe wouldn't necessarily order dessert and a drink at every meal.  I like that Tables in Wonderland allows guests the freedom to order whatever they feel like eating (or drinking--the discount is good on alcohol, too) and still see a savings.  My personal preference is for the Tables in Wonderland card, but mostly because I enjoy the freedom of ordering what I want to.  Perhaps it would be helpful for you to sketch out a rough itinerary with your restaurants of choice.  From there, take a look at the menus and take a stab at what you might order.  Some simple math would give you a fairly accurate estimate of which route would be the better value for your family.  Good luck with your decision!
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If you're looking to plan a trip for a large party or if your group includes special needs travelers, you've come to the right mom! I'm a southeastern Arizona girl, eager to help you plan the most magical trip you'll ever take.  Learn More About Darcie

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