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Eeyoresgal78
02-24-2006, 08:46 AM
Does anyone know what the premium dining plan includes?? :confused3 I can't find anything about it except that all dinner shows TS CS and Signature restaurants are included except V&A. I was just wondering what the meals include. We found out it was gonna be cheaper for us to get the nicer package with all the bells and whistles and stay at POFQ then it was to stay at the Poly with the regular dining plan. Any info on the Premium package dining would be a GREAT help. :teeth:

twinsmamma
02-24-2006, 09:34 AM
Does anyone know what the premium dining plan includes?? :confused3 I can't find anything about it except that all dinner shows TS CS and Signature restaurants are included except V&A. I was just wondering what the meals include. We found out it was gonna be cheaper for us to get the nicer package with all the bells and whistles and stay at POFQ then it was to stay at the Poly with the regular dining plan. Any info on the Premium package dining would be a GREAT help. :teeth:
Yes i would like to know this as well. i called disney and the CM did not have a clue. He read the info that is presented on the site which is threee meals a day. i asked if these were t/s meals and what included, did not know. How do you know that all rest. but V&A are included? The CM that i talked to said it was the same rest. as the other plan, and that signature rest would be two credits, if this is the case then is it worth it to get this plan. Help anyone that knows so I can see what plan to get.

3princesses4us
02-24-2006, 10:01 AM
Here's what I've read. Basically it's a fantastic deal if you take advantage of the TS dining opportunities and extra curricular activities. For examples, you can go to Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba show for free, you can parasail, play golf, etc. and all that is included in the price so take advantage of as many as you can.
As for dining, you get 3 sit down meals per day almost anywhere! TS credits are not counted which means you can go to signature restaurants every night if you want and it only counts as your one meal. Dinner shows are also included so you can do HDDR, Poly Luau (sp?) and Mickey's Backyard B-B-Q for dinners without it being "2 credits"- it's just considered dinner. It includes all character meals too so if you want to do a character breakfast every morning, go for it.
This is my dream plan but with 3 kids in tow we can't do it and come out ahead. They'll be too tired to get our money's worth IMO. If you like to eat TS and try new & expensive restaurants that you ordinarily wouldn't be able to try and you have the extra time to take advantage of the shows & sports WDW has to offer then it's a wonderful plan and I would do it in a heartbeat. No worries about how many credits or how much dinners are- it's paid in advance. I believe it's also like the dining plan in that at each meal you are allowed to get appetizer, entree & dessert. Adult beverages I'm sure are extra though. Hope this helps...

padisneylover
02-24-2006, 10:45 AM
Counter service, and TS are both included as well as all character meals and the diner shows. All the restruants including Rain Forrest Cafe is included in this plan and all I can say is I hope you can eat. We did this once and found we wasted so much money that we have not done it since. If you are very active and are able to take in a lot of the extra activities such as the park tours and renting boats and playing golf it maybe worth it for you. As far as food goes we were so sick of eating by the third day that we found ourselves skipping meals. Each meal is a full course meal including desert and appitizer except for breakfast which is no desert. There is no snacks included in this plan so if you want extra beverages or such in the parks you will pay out of pocket for those.
It really is a great plan for those who eat a lot and play a lot but we have found the two meals a day a much better option and pay out of pocket for those extra activities we wish to partake in.

sara74
02-24-2006, 11:10 AM
Oh WOW! Didn't know this even existed and with our little ones we would never be able to take advantage, but I am drooling over the thought of a someday grown up trip where we could do all those great things and eat all those great meals!

karen l
02-24-2006, 01:21 PM
We're doing this in April & can't wait. We've made ADRs for breakfast & dinner every day. Most of us don't eat lunch - just a snack but we're taking advantage of Cirque, tours.etc. We loved the old Silver plan & didn't want the standard dining plan because it only allowed 1 ts, 1 cs & 1 snack per day. The premium plan does include appetizer, main course & dessert - adult beverages are not included. :thumbsup2

DeterminedOne
02-24-2006, 01:50 PM
Were doing the premium Plan this September. I'm psyched! As someone else mentioned we liked the old Silver plan and the premium is the next best thing. It's true that in order to break even with the plan you have to do the recreation and not expect to get near your money's worth with just the dining. Some people say it's a lot of food and all I can say is what works for some may not work for others. Here's what we have planned on our premium package so far:

Character Meals / Dinner Shows
CRT
Chef Mickey's
Cape May
Hoop de Doo

Regular Meals
LeCellier
Fulton's
Portobello
Jiko
Artist Point
California Grill
Yachtsman
Brown Derby
Whispering Canyon Cafe
Rainforest Cafe
Kona Cafe
Marrakesh
Beaches & Cream
Concourse
YC Galley

Recreation / Tours / Other
Golf @ Eagle Pines
Golf @ Lake Buena Vista
Club Rental
surrey bikes
sea raycers
LaNouba
Wild By Design
Hidden Treasures of World Showcase
Disney Quest
Pleasure Island

What a great way to experience the World? It's going to be so muc fun! :banana:

MrsJobba1
02-24-2006, 02:58 PM
Just wondering if DVC members can get this and the price would be?

Eeyoresgal78
02-25-2006, 07:47 AM
WOW this is sooooo great. I thought no one on here was doing that plan. And it includes RFC yay!! I love their buffalo chicken salad. And yes it's alot of food. But I've already decided what I'm going to do. I'm going to eat HALF of my food. Half of may app, half of my entree and half of my dessert. I know that sounds like a waste of food but I did pay for the food so it is now mine to do with as I please. It let's me try all kinds of GREAT new things with out worrying about gaining TOO much weight.

And yes we're going to plan as many extra's in as possible. Probably the train tour for DH and the fishing trip for me lol.We'll plan other things as we go along as well I'm sure. And may even see what we can get into while we're there.

Oh and BTW anyone know where this thead has been moved too?? I see it's been moved off the dining thread :confused3

Nevermind I figure it out LOL :teeth:

Is there a list of the Premium Package Restaurants??


Were doing the premium Plan this September. I'm psyched! As someone else mentioned we liked the old Silver plan and the premium is the next best thing. It's true that in order to break even with the plan you have to do the recreation and not expect to get near your money's worth with just the dining. Some people say it's a lot of food and all I can say is what works for some may not work for others. Here's what we have planned on our premium package so far:

Character Meals / Dinner Shows
CRT
Chef Mickey's
Cape May
Hoop de Doo

Regular Meals
LeCellier
Fulton's
Portobello
Jiko
Artist Point
California Grill
Yachtsman
Brown Derby
Whispering Canyon Cafe
Rainforest Cafe
Kona Cafe
Marrakesh
Beaches & Cream
Concourse
YC Galley

Recreation / Tours / Other
Golf @ Eagle Pines
Golf @ Lake Buena Vista
Club Rental
surrey bikes
sea raycers
LaNouba
Wild By Design
Hidden Treasures of World Showcase
Disney Quest
Pleasure Island

What a great way to experience the World? It's going to be so muc fun! :banana:

kimnscott
02-25-2006, 07:48 PM
we did this in august 2005. we loved every minute of it. we also wasted alot of food but we paid for the package so I did feel too guilty. My husband plays golf and we rented the water sprites(lots of fun). When we go next time we will get this plan again. well worth it. Have fun everyone.
kim

twinsmamma
02-25-2006, 10:22 PM
we did this in august 2005. we loved every minute of it. we also wasted alot of food but we paid for the package so I did feel too guilty. My husband plays golf and we rented the water sprites(lots of fun). When we go next time we will get this plan again. well worth it. Have fun everyone.
kim
so the premiem plan includes any rest. at disney even if they are not listed on theweb site under dining plan? is this true? what about victoria nad ablberts? is it true that any rest is just one credit like crt is only one credit not two. if this is the case then it is a good deal. can anyone tell me if there is a clear info about the package?

TexasCourt
02-26-2006, 12:01 AM
How much is this plan? If I am renting points from a DVC member, can I still get this plan? Is there a link on Disney's website (or any website) that explains this in more detail? This sounds like it would be a great thing for my honeymoon in May 2007! pixiedust: pixiedust: pixiedust:

DeterminedOne
02-26-2006, 12:52 AM
so the premiem plan includes any rest. at disney even if they are not listed on theweb site under dining plan? is this true? what about victoria nad ablberts? is it true that any rest is just one credit like crt is only one credit not two. if this is the case then it is a good deal. can anyone tell me if there is a clear info about the package?


I won't say the premium includes any restaurant as there are some exclusions, but it does include several establishments not included on the regular dining plan. Victoria & Albert's is not included on the premium but is included on the platinum. The plan doesn't work off of a credit system with the dining. You get three meals a day at any participating restaraunt. The price of plan depends on your hotel, number of days, etc. I found the best information on Disney's site including the list of participating restaurants. HTH.

chrrycolalola
02-26-2006, 01:42 AM
Hey everyone, I think I may have some info to help a few of you out. My DF and I are doing the Platinum plan for our honeymoon. Basically, the platinum and premium plans are the same execpt w/ the platinum you must stay at a Deluxe and it includes V&As, Room Service and Spa Treatments and also includes a snack (extra meal per day). So, the premium plan has three meals per night in which you can use pretty much anywhere (no credits like the reg dining plan, so you can eat breakfast at Chef Mickeys, lunch at the Coral Reef and dinner at the California Grill...though I commend anyone that can eat all of that :lmao: ). The good thing about the platinum and premium plans IMO is that they include all of the downtown disney restaurants, ie. Fultons, House of Blues, Portobello Yachtclub..I find this great bc I always wanted to try these restaurants but they are a little bit pricey OOP. Anyway I hope this helps some. If anyone would like, my wonderful AAA TA sent me the official brochure for the 06 Platinum Package and I will gladly email it to anyone that wants. It is practically the same as the premium except for the few things I mentioned earlier. Also, I don't think that you can get this plan with DVC, because it seems to only come as a Disney MYW package and I don't think that you can just add it on to a Room only or to DVC. :blush:

Iggipolka
02-26-2006, 01:54 AM
The wife and I have the Premium Plan for our March Trip. The Disney website has information on it. Basically, it's wonderful. :)

The Magic Your Way Premium Package includes:

1.) Breakfast, lunch and dinner per person. This can be counter service or table service and includes an appetizer, main dish and dessert. This also includes signature dining, character dining and dinner shows. Excludes alcoholic beverages and Victoria and Alberts.

2.) A Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® and Water Park Fun & More Options, which includes admission to Pleasure Island and Disney Quest

3.) Cirque La Nouba

4.) Unlimited Use of Selected Recreation: including Disney's five 18-hole championship golf courses (clubs, cart, balls and shoes included), miniature golf, water sports, guided fishing excursions, parasailing, horseback riding

5.) Unlimited Use of Select Theme Park Tours
* Magic Kingdom® Tours
o Disney's Family Magic Tour
o Disney's Keys to the Kingdom
o Disney's "The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains"
o Mickey's Magical Milestones
* Epcot® Tours
o Behind the Seeds
o Gardens of the World
o Hidden Treasures of World Showcase
o The "UnDISCOVERed" Future World
* Disney's Animal Kingdom® Tours
o Backstage Safari
o Wild by Design

6.) Unlimited Admission to select Disney's Children's Activity Centers: Never Land Club at Disney's Polynesian Resort.

7.) Unlimited Admission to Grand Gathering Experiences

8.) Disney's PhotoPass: Free 5x7

9.) Planet Hollywood® — Enjoy a select entree and non-alcoholic beverage at Planet Hollywood® and a Planet Hollywood® keepsake.

10.) Access to Preferred Viewing Areas for Wishes

11.) Access to Preferred Viewing Areas for Illuminations

michygoomy
02-26-2006, 08:11 AM
I decided to price this out for my planned trip, more because I'm curious. I don't think we'd ever be able to take full advantage of this plan to get our money's worth from it.

First thing I notices was this message. I had booked 9 nights, but only 9 day park-hoppers (with water, but not with the "no expiration" tickets.)

In order to add the Premium Package, you must select a 10 day Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper and Water Park Fun and More options. You may also add the No Expiration option to your ticket.

Would you like to change your ticket to add this package?

It's not a huge price difference, but it's interesting anyway.

Here's the price difference (re-calcing everything with 10 day PH):

10 days, 9 nights, CBR, June, 2 adults, 2 juniors, 1 infant (no charge):

no dining plan: 2761.52
dining plan: 4129.16
premium plan: 7765.52

It basically comes out to 37.99 per day per person for the dining plan and 101.01 per day per person with the premium.

DeterminedOne
02-26-2006, 08:28 AM
I decided to price this out for my planned trip, more because I'm curious. I don't think we'd ever be able to take full advantage of this plan to get our money's worth from it.

First thing I notices was this message. I had booked 9 nights, but only 9 day park-hoppers (with water, but not with the "no expiration" tickets.)



It's not a huge price difference, but it's interesting anyway.

Here's the price difference (re-calcing everything with 10 day PH):

10 days, 9 nights, CBR, June, 2 adults, 2 juniors, 1 infant (no charge):

no dining plan: 2761.52
dining plan: 4129.16
premium plan: 7765.52

It basically comes out to 37.99 per day per person for the dining plan and 101.01 per day per person with the premium.

I don't understand. How did you break down the dining portion of the package from the recreation portion of the package? Thanks

pedro2112
02-26-2006, 08:39 AM
I don't understand. How did you break down the dining portion of the package from the recreation portion of the package? Thanks


He didn't because you can't. It's 101.99 (and I think about 90 bucks a day for kids), and that includes everything. For those that think this is a great meal plan, it isn't. Even with eating three TS meals a day, you'd be hard pressed to come close to breaking even. So unless you are planning on doing some of the "extras" (golf, fishing, Cirque, horseback riding, etc..), then getting the premium plan is a waste of money.

So if you are planning on doing a lot of recreation and you would like to eat at a lot of nice restaurants, it can be a worthwhile plan. But it is definitely not a good meal plan.. it's more like a vacation plan.

Eeyoresgal78
02-26-2006, 11:41 AM
Thanks everyone. Yeah DH and I are going to do at least 2 of the tours (though I hate to miss park time lol) and he might do parasailing (you sure as heck won't get me up there hahaha). Then we're both going to do the fishing excursion, cirque du soleil, and Pleasure Island. Also we love the freedom of being able to eat where ever we want. It's cheaper to stay at POFQ with this plan then the Poly concierge with the regular dining plan (which we were originally gonna do). It's our 10th so it'll be nice to have that all inclusive feel :teeth:

Oh and I do have a link to the brochure but I can't post links yet I don't think. So if anyone wants it please let me know and I'll PM it or email it to them.

Iggipolka
02-26-2006, 01:37 PM
The wife and I are planning on taking advantage of a lot that the Premium plan has to offer.

We have ADR's at:
Boma (breakfast and dinner)
Ohana (Stitch breakfast and dinner)
LeCellier
Marakish
Rose and Crown
Crystal Palace
Wolfgang Puck
Hoop-De-Doo
Coral Reef
Brown and Derby Fantastic Package (included in plan)

We are also doing 3 tours, parasailing, minature golf, renting bikes and boats, going to Cirque and Disney Quest and viewing Illuminations and Wishes in a less crowded preferred viewing area.

Can't wait!

kushball21
02-26-2006, 03:31 PM
Eeyoresgal78 could you please pm me that brochure. TIA!!!

*NikkiBell*
02-26-2006, 04:15 PM
Does anyone know what the premium dining plan includes?? :confused3 I can't find anything about it except that all dinner shows TS CS and Signature restaurants are included except V&A. I was just wondering what the meals include. We found out it was gonna be cheaper for us to get the nicer package with all the bells and whistles and stay at POFQ then it was to stay at the Poly with the regular dining plan. Any info on the Premium package dining would be a GREAT help. :teeth:

We get this on every trip we go on. If anyone has questions, let me know.

It includes...well, basically everything and anything...dinner shows, tours, recreation, meals (1 app, 1 entree, 1 beverage, and 1 dessert a person), and more.

Specific questions?

*NikkiBell*
02-26-2006, 04:19 PM
Yes i would like to know this as well. i called disney and the CM did not have a clue. He read the info that is presented on the site which is threee meals a day. i asked if these were t/s meals and what included, did not know. How do you know that all rest. but V&A are included? The CM that i talked to said it was the same rest. as the other plan, and that signature rest would be two credits, if this is the case then is it worth it to get this plan. Help anyone that knows so I can see what plan to get.

This plan is a hidden secret of WDW. Only recently more people are beginning to find out about it and use it.

There is no voucher/coupon/credits to count. You eat whereever you want (except V & A's) and whatever you want three times a day. You eat at a 5-star restaurant for every meal if ya want.

*NikkiBell*
02-26-2006, 04:21 PM
[QUOTE=padisneylover]There is no snacks included in this plan so if you want extra beverages or such in the parks you will pay out of pocket for those.
QUOTE]

Not true. These are included if you want to use them.

*NikkiBell*
02-26-2006, 04:30 PM
He didn't because you can't. It's 101.99 (and I think about 90 bucks a day for kids), and that includes everything. For those that think this is a great meal plan, it isn't. Even with eating three TS meals a day, you'd be hard pressed to come close to breaking even. So unless you are planning on doing some of the "extras" (golf, fishing, Cirque, horseback riding, etc..), then getting the premium plan is a waste of money.

So if you are planning on doing a lot of recreation and you would like to eat at a lot of nice restaurants, it can be a worthwhile plan. But it is definitely not a good meal plan.. it's more like a vacation plan.


Hi Pedro...we meet again! lol!

We not only broke even but above when we used it and will use it again. Love the plan, love the flexbility, and love all the it includes...not just meals. We probably were above because we did not get it solely for meals and did other activities.

So, unless you have used it and calculated it correctly, don't knock it! :thumbsup2

Iggipolka
02-26-2006, 04:44 PM
There is no snacks included in this plan so if you want extra beverages or such in the parks you will pay out of pocket for those.
QUOTE]

[QUOTE=*NikkiBell*]Not true. These are included if you want to use them.

What I've seen, there aren't any snacks included. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is included, but no snacks. That alone is plenty of food! Could you show me where you've found documentation that snacks are included?

Thanks!

*NikkiBell*
02-26-2006, 06:28 PM
I don't need the documentation. lol I've done it myself on the plan. We don't usually go to breakfast so we bought snacks and things using that allottment. :)

padisneylover
02-26-2006, 06:40 PM
I don't need the documentation. lol I've done it myself on the plan. We don't usually go to breakfast so we bought snacks and things using that allottment. :)

Right if you give up a meal then you can use the meal credit towards snacks but money wise that dosen't make sense. As I said before there is no snacks included with this plan unlike the Platinum which does include a snack and to me is even better than the Premium since you get room service, and Victoria and Alberts if you are so inclined. Along with that you get a gift and ours was a beautiful clock two years ago when we went along with a very nice Lithograph.

*NikkiBell*
02-26-2006, 09:52 PM
With the plan, there's so much food that we see no need to get breakfast in the mornings plus eat out for lunch and dinner. We get snacks if need be using those extra credits. I would not want a plan that gives you that plus the three meals a day...it is already a lot. Besides, we choose this plan for the other options along with the meals. The food is not our major reason for it. :)

As for making our money on it, etc., we always do because of the other activities we take advantage of. We have never lost on it and won't.

pedro2112
02-26-2006, 10:37 PM
Hi Pedro...we meet again! lol!

We not only broke even but above when we used it and will use it again. Love the plan, love the flexbility, and love all the it includes...not just meals. We probably were above because we did not get it solely for meals and did other activities.

So, unless you have used it and calculated it correctly, don't knock it! :thumbsup2

That's exactly what I meant, nikki. As a vacation package it is great if you are doing all the activities (cirque, fishing, tours, golf, etc..), but it is not so great if you are just using it for meals. Yes, it has been calculated and you will end up spending a significant amount less if you just paid out of pocket for every meal or used the regular dining plan, if you are not going to use the extras. That's all I meant.

*NikkiBell*
03-02-2006, 07:50 AM
:thumbsup2

gigi1313
03-02-2006, 10:53 AM
i have a few questions about this plan 'cause we have considered it (and were going to book it for our aug/sept '05 trip 'til free dining came along! LOL!)

can you get more than three meals per day? (my ds9 does not eat a lot at a sit-down meal, ever, and would prefer we grab a burger or hot dog along our way for him, but that would be a "fourth" meal, no?)

can you carry over meals (if we ate only 2 meals on tuesday, could we have four meals on wednesday? again, not because we could remotely consume that much food... but because, well, see above and just curious)

does it include the cruises (i.e. wishes premium cruise)?

kids' fishing trip (from the yacht/beach club) or just fishing excursions? cane pole rental at POR?

missymouse
03-05-2006, 12:00 PM
We are going on our first trip in June. We decided to do the Premium package for several reasons even if we end up not coming out ahead or breaking even.

1. My husband is very cheap so anywhere we would want to go eat he would veto if he had to worry about the price. He thinks expensive is over $25.00 for a family of 5. So with looking at the menus even of the counter service I can't see us even eating even a quick breakfast for under $25.00 which is his definition of too expensive. We may not eat all the food but we do enjoy a good meal and he is definitely the table service kind of guy if for no other reason than to just get the kids to sit down and rest a bit.

2. He gets even worse if he feels he is being nickel and dimed to death, so anytime he would have to remove his wallet from his pocket he would complain.

3. He views it as making the WDW experience more like the all inclusive resorts we have visited which he LOVED because no one asked him for money. This way I have already paid for most of the vacation and he doesn't have to think about what it is costing him because he won't have to pay for everything. He will however keep track of what each meal would have been had he been paying for it.

4. We wouldn't even consider La Nouba, renting the boats at the resort, or parasailing if we didn't have the plan. Nor would be do the water parks. We have all wanted to do these type things including him but whenever he sees the cost he decides it couldn't possibly be worth it. Thus we tend never to do anything.

Just another perspective. My husband knows these things about himself and he was the first one to suggest seeing if there was a way to make it seem to him that it is an all inclusive resort. He understands buying souvenirs, snacks and drinks so that won't be a problem.

scouthawkk
03-06-2006, 02:09 PM
can you get more than three meals per day? (my ds9 does not eat a lot at a sit-down meal, ever, and would prefer we grab a burger or hot dog along our way for him, but that would be a "fourth" meal, no?)

can you carry over meals (if we ate only 2 meals on tuesday, could we have four meals on wednesday? again, not because we could remotely consume that much food... but because, well, see above and just curious)

does it include the cruises (i.e. wishes premium cruise)?

kids' fishing trip (from the yacht/beach club) or just fishing excursions? cane pole rental at POR?


yes, meals can be carried over. for example, in august last year, dh and i had the premium plan. got tired of eating so much. so skipped a couple of meals (breakfast one day, lunch another). had the credits left over, and actually used them to pay for a meal at mgm brown derby for my father and step mom our last night there.

no, it doesn't include the wishes cruise (though i believe the new platinum plan does, along with a spa treatment and a bunch of other extras).

not sure about the kids' fishing trip. i know it includes unlimited access to all the kids clubs at the resorts, but don't know about things like the kids' fishing trip or pirate cruise.

hd and i loved this package. we know we didn't break even as far as the recreation goes. we did cirque and one tour, but that is about it. but on the food side of things, boy, was that great! we generally eat at table service type places, and order aps, entree and desserts. don't always finish what we order (we are by no means members of the clean plate club) but order what we want. we loved being able to do the same on vacation without having to worry about figuring out how many credits of which type we had left. it also gave us a chance to try new foods that we otherwise would not have eaten. our california grill bill was almost $200 alone, and that was before the adult beverages were added on. the package was worth it to us just for that meal!

Feelslikeadream
03-08-2006, 09:00 AM
We're doing this in April & can't wait. We've made ADRs for breakfast & dinner every day. Most of us don't eat lunch - just a snack but we're taking advantage of Cirque, tours.etc. We loved the old Silver plan & didn't want the standard dining plan because it only allowed 1 ts, 1 cs & 1 snack per day. The premium plan does include appetizer, main course & dessert - adult beverages are not included. :thumbsup2



The Basic Dining includes the exact same thing for (T) service. :thumbsup2

mambrose
01-09-2007, 11:39 AM
Hello. I am going to WDW in DEC 2007. WE are starting off with a 4 day cruise and then staying in WDW for a week afterwards. my whole family is going- there will be 16 of us total- 9 adults and 7 kids. The kids ages range from 10 down to 1. DO you think it pays for us to do the premium plan? WE do like to eat, and i think we would do cirque de soliel, and the horseback riding- some would do- and some would do the golf. We are looking to get the most bang for our buck because this will be a once in a lifetime vacation- a family reunion of sorts over christmas. however we do not want to overpay becasue we are putting alot out for this vacation- and know we will spend alot once we get there. We are just trying to pre pay for as much as possible so that we have an estimate of wha t the trip will truly cost us. WE do not wantto waste money though on unneccessary things . Please help!!

gigi1313
01-09-2007, 02:42 PM
although i have no expertise from which i speak, here are my thoughts mambrose... your family will likely be fine w/the regular disney dining plan... here's why... after four days of non-stop eating on the cruise, you'll be ready to scale back a bit and may be just as happy w/a counter service meal as opposed to three table service meals per day... you will have likely done a lot of recreational activities on the cruise/at ports of call, will have seen a show or two, etc, so you might be better served concentrating on the parks, which offer a lot of great options and a family could easily spend a week and not even scrape the surface!

my advice would be to talk to a disney specialist and price it out ala carte (include extra meals out of pocket to the equation if you think you will want them) and w/the plan and see which way is more in your favor... ...