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  • On Mar 3, 2019
    Kris from CO Asked

    Do you DVC members get a discount on a dining plan? If not, doesn’t the DVC discount applies to many snacks and sit down meals, thus, perhaps it’s better not to get the dining plan. What are your thoughts?

    Hello, Kris!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I'm more than happy to help!

    As a Disney Vacation Club Member, you are certainly used to lots of perks that come along with your membership. Unfortunately, Members do not receive a discount on the Disney Dining Plans. Members do receive discounts at many of the dining locations throughout the parks though. If you take a look at the discounts offered, you'll see that the savings ranges from 10% to 20% depending on the location. However, please keep in mind that these discounts are subject to change at any time.

    As for the Disney Dining Plans, I love knowing that all of our meals are paid for in advance. It's one less thing to worry about on vacation and with all of the dining options to choose from, we never have a problem using all of our dining credits. There have been a few times that I have chosen not to get a Dining Plan and after adding up all that we spent on food, I always feel like I would've saved money with a Dining Plan. It's really a great value for my family! So I would just suggest that you think about your own family's eating habits and whether you feel like you would actually use all of the credits that you would get. Then compare that to the Member savings and hopefully, you'll know what's best for your family!

    I hope this helps and please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you. Have a magical day!

    ~Carrie
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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, Tennessee

Walt Disney World Resort is my happy place! If you happen to catch me when I'm not there, you'll find me planning my next trip because to me, dreaming of the next visit is half the fun. My children and I travel frequently as Disney Vacation Club members, and I would love to share some of the things that I've learned so that you can have the most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Carrie

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