Vote of the week: The Disney Dining Plan
Written by Robert Niles
As the kids head back to school, our thoughts move from this summer's theme park visits to… planning our next theme park visits. On that note, this is the time of year when Walt Disney World offers its Disney Dining Plan for free to visitors who book hotel packages for what passes as the "off" season at the Walt Disney World Resort. (The "off" season as a Disney World park still attracts more visitors that the high season at many regional amusement parks.)Tweet
So let's talk today about the Disney Dining Plan. Have you used it? Thought about it? What do you think?
Pot Roast at the Liberty Tree Tavern
Personally, I've never used it. I love many of Disney's sit-down restaurants, so a Quick-Serve Dining Plan wouldn't be a good fit for me. But when I look at the amount of food included on a Deluxe or up plan - an appetizer, entree and dessert for three meals a day? That's just too much for me. My family always splits entrees when we visit theme parks, anyway. Throw in the fact that the only time I can visit WDW with my school-age children is during one of the high seasons, such as summer, when the Dining Plan isn't a freebie, and I've just decided to do without.
Is that the right call? I don't know. You tell me. I know that different visitors have different circumstances and I'm sure we'll hear from some readers who are fans of the Dining Plan, as well as others who've found other ways to get the most for their food dollars while visiting the parks.
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