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  • On Mar 6, 2014
    Ron from FL Asked

    We are staying on site; how does the dining plan work and what does it cost; does it save $$ from just making reservations and paying regular price?

    Hello Ron,
    The Disney Dining Plan is a pre-paid meal scheme that's good for your length of stay at Walt Disney World Resort. 
    There are several tiers of plan with the most popular being -
    The Quick Service Dining Plan; 2 x counter service meals & 1 snack 
    The Dining Plan; 1 x counter service meal, 1 x table service meal & 1 x snack 
    The Deluxe Dining Plan; 3 table service or 3 counter service meals & 2 snacks
    All the above include a refillable Resort mug and are per Guest, per night of stay; gratuities are not included for the majority of meals.The Dining Plan option has the added flexibility to exchange 2 x table service meals for a Character Meal, Dinner Show or Fine Dining experience.  
    Personally I'm a huge fan of the Disney Dining Plans; my family loves to eat at different restaurants trying new foods while we're enjoying our vacation. Because the Dining Plan is pre-paid it allows the pleasure of not considering the cost of meals, which gives you freedom of choice.  
    I do believe the Disney Dining Plan offers my family good value for money as opposed to paying out of pocket as we eat, but we are all good diners and care for large plentiful meals.  However if your family prefers smaller meals, lots of snacks or maybe just are choosy eaters then it might not work well and you'd perhaps be better off paying out of pocket as you eat. 
    One thing is for sure, you're never going to go hungry during a Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
    For all the best deals check disneyworld.disney.go.com or contact an authorized Disney Travel Agent.
    - Jane 
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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the Disney Parks Moms Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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