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  • On Sep 16, 2012
    Marnie from PA Asked

    We want to know the best meal plan for our family of six. Our boys are ages 19,11,10 and 4 so we do not want to do a character meal. Is the meal plan for all of the parks?

    Hello, Marnie!

    Welcome back!

    We always book the Dining Plan, as it affords us the most flexible options as well as great value. Each member of your party will receive a resort-refillable mug (about a $15 each at this time) which is a great way to keep the boys hydrated and Mom and Dad happy, as well. At check-in, you'll get a total number of entitlements per person, per night of stay. For example, your party of 6 will get 6 snack credits, 6 Quick-Service meal entitlements and 6 Table-Service meal entitlements for each night of your stay. We like using 1 TS and 1 QS per day, but you can use these credits up in any way you choose up until midnight of your check-out day.

    At those ages, your boys probably love to eat; DP enables your family to visit some spectacular locations while staying within your budget. You've basically pre-paid your meals, so you and your sons can order any entree at any location in the four major parks, two water parks, DisneyQuest as well as restaurants at Downtown Disney. Look at the menus which are posted on WDW's website or go to one of my favorite unofficial sites, allears.net, options and prices as well. There are dozens of restaurants which serve gourmet meals as well as kids' meals for the little one, so all will feel as if they've dined at some new favorite restaurants on this trip.

    Send me another question including food favorites in your family, something new, perhaps, that you'd like to try and if you'll be headed into DD; I'd love to give you suggestions on where to dine and how to spend those snack credits wisely, too!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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