Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Oct 5, 2009
    Tina Asked

    hi panel do you think the deluxe dinner plan is worth it for my 11 yr old who eats like a bird is there any way we can only pay for her to order from kids menu instead of adult

    Tina,

    I am traveling with two children who are not exactly chowing down like dear-old-Dad, so I totally get your question!

    I am a fan of the Disney Dining Plan, but the Deluxe may not be the best option for you. I would shift to the Standard plan and adjust your budget to have some of your meals paid for out-of-pocket, and others by the dining plan.

    And no, you can't pay for her differently, as suggested here.

    A benefit to switching from the Deluxe Dining Plan to the Standard is saved time. On the Deluxe you probably would have gone to 3 table service meals per day. With the standard you would probably switch to a combination of table service and counter service meals, right?

    Well, that will mean that you spend less time at a restaurant, and more in a park having fun! 

    Many underestimate how a table service meal, especially at lunch, cuts into your day. That can be a good hour to hour and a half gone, where a counter service meal might have been only 30 minutes.

    Feel free to send me any follow-up questions!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation! 
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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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