Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Jun 1, 2008
    Brianna from MA Asked

    My mom is coming and she just got a gastric bypass surgery so she has a very small stomach. We have the dining plan though so is there anyway we can have her pay less because she eats even less than a kid.

    The Disney Dining Plan can be a great budgeting tool and cost savings for many families visiting WDW, but it's not for everyone. Light eaters in particular may be better served by paying for meals individually rather than purchasing the Dining Plan. Since your mother will be eating very little, the Dining Plan would not be a cost effective for her, as there is no pay-less-because-I'm-a-light-eater option.

    I don't know the specifics your travel package, so my only suggestion would be to call Disney reservations at 407-W-DISNEY and explain your situation. Depending on how your rooms and package is configured it may be possible for your mother to drop the Dining Plan altogether and just order small amounts from the regular menu (an appetizer for her main meal, for example). However, if you're all staying in the same room and your travel rate is tied to a vacation package that includes dining, then you may end up having to keep the plan for your mom. You can rationalize this by thinking of the cost for your mom's food being offset by your other travel savings.


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