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bizeemom4
09-02-2007, 02:04 PM
We will be staying for nine nights with two adults and three children over the age of 9 in the room. With the deluxe dining, you get 3 meals per day, correct?

Five people x 3 points per night x 9 nights = 135 dining points. Is that right? It can't be that much.

Factoring that signature restaurants and in-room dining are 2 points each per person, how on earth can you use up all of those points?

Luau - 5 ppl * 2 points is only 10 points, room Service dinner - 5 ppl * 2 points is 10 points, Cinderella's Castle dinner is 10 points.....:confused: What am I doing wrong to get so many points.

BCV23
09-02-2007, 02:12 PM
You're not doing anything wrong. It is 135 credits. It is designed to give 3 meals/night of your stay. So 27 per person. Maybe it won't seem so mind boggling if you think of it that way.

And as you're already planning, using some credits for room service, dinner shows or signature restaurants can reduce it to two meals/night/person.

Happy planning!

eeyore45
09-02-2007, 02:13 PM
That's what we're all going to have to do - the math!!

I'm thinking a Hoop de doo and a CP Breakfast

CRT Breakfast and LeCellier Dinner

PSB Breakfast and Artist Point Dinner

Aloha Dinner and Cape May Breakfast

Stitch Breakfast and Cali Grille Dinner

CRT Dinner and - - breakfast somewhere else...

Yachtsman Steakhouse and...

Narcooses - - -

Brown Derby... etc...

So I think it can be done, but as many have stated the 2TS restaurants take at least 2 hours - so you'd spend your days in restaurants instead of touring!!

Now, as to how full you'll be... or you'll be using those credits in the food court and counter service places...

Dont forget to subtract the cost of the refillable mugs - $11.99 per person, once/one purchase...

thunderbird1
09-02-2007, 02:20 PM
We will be staying for nine nights with two adults and three children over the age of 9 in the room. With the deluxe dining, you get 3 meals per day, correct?

Five people x 3 points per night x 9 nights = 135 dining points. Is that right? It can't be that much.

Factoring that signature restaurants and in-room dining are 2 points each per person, how on earth can you use up all of those points?

Luau - 5 ppl * 2 points is only 10 points, room Service dinner - 5 ppl * 2 points is 10 points, Cinderella's Castle dinner is 10 points.....:confused: What am I doing wrong to get so many points.

You have too much money. Just kidding, just kidding! You're math is correct--it's just hard to comprehend that much food is included. If all 5 of you did a 2 credit dinner (signature dining, HDDR/Luau, room service) every single night of your 9 night trip, it would use up 90 of your credits. That would leave you with 45, divided by the 5 of you leaves one more meal for each of the 9 nights.

Or, if you wanted 3 (1 credit) TS meals a day for all 5 of you, it would take 15 credits per day to feed your family. 15 times 9 nights is 135 credits.

And don't forget the 90 snack credits!

If it still seems like too much, just let me know the dates you'll be there and I'll be happy to take one of your room keys and use up some of the extras for you. :laughing: Have fun--it sounds like a great trip!

bizeemom4
09-02-2007, 02:22 PM
Thanks for the quick responses. Looking at room service dinner for five people, the bill w/automatic gratuity, service fees, etc. would be $350 but it would only be 10 points. That's amazing.

I'm thinking Yacht Club Galley or Cape May for breakfast every day and then California Grill, Cinderella's Castle, Brown Derby or room service for dinner every night. :)

patsal
09-02-2007, 02:33 PM
Wow, now that is a plan for keeping people out of the parks and seated for food!

thunderbird1
09-02-2007, 02:41 PM
Wow, now that is a plan for keeping people out of the parks and seated for food!

Good point! Even though the 2008 DDP isn't as good a deal as the 2007 DDP, the addition of the deluxe DDP will make the lines for the attractions shorter, since everyone will be busy eating!

bizeemom4
09-02-2007, 03:34 PM
Ok, here's a very quick, preliminary plan that takes into account where we would probably eat. Take a look. The grand total is going to knock your socks off.

Day 1 Refillable Mug $63.55
Room Service Dinner 10 pts $347
Snacks - 2 per person $40

Day 2 Cape May Cafe Buffet 5 pts $122.17
Room Service Dinner 10 pts $347
Snacks - 2 per person $40

Day 3 Cape May Cafe Buffet 5 pts $122.17
Brown Derby 10 pts $255
Snacks - 2 per person $40

Day 4 Yacht Club Galley 5 pts $80
Cinderella's Dinner 10 pts $217
Snacks - 2 per person $40

Day 5 Breakfast - Yacht Club Galley 5 pts $80
Snacks - 2 per person $40
Le Cellier 5 pts $238

Day 6 Breakfast - Snacks - 2 per person $40
Yacht Club Galley Lunch 5 pts $159
Flying Fish 10 pts $332

Day 7 Snacks - 2 per person $40
Cape May Cafe Buffet 5 pts $122.17
Dinner - Hoop dee Doo 10 pts $274.95
Yacht Club Galley Lunch 5 pts $159

Day 8 Snacks - 2 per person $40
Beaches and Cream 5 pts $104
Yachtman's Steakhouse 10 pts $256

Day 9 Snacks - 2 per person $40
Crystal Palace Breakfast 5 pts $101
Luau 10 pts $275

Day 10 Cape May Cafe Buffet 5 pts $122.17

Total Meal points 135
Grand total of meals $5096.9

patsal
09-02-2007, 03:42 PM
Ok, here's a very quick, preliminary plan that takes into account where we would probably eat. Take a look. The grand total is going to knock your socks off.

Day 1 Refillable Mug 5 pts $63.55
Room Service Dinner 10 pts $347
Snacks - 2 per person $40

Day 2 Cape May Cafe Buffet 5 pts $122.17
Room Service Dinner 10 pts $347
Snacks - 2 per person $40

Day 3 Cape May Cafe Buffet 5 pts $122.17
Brown Derby 10 pts $255
Snacks - 2 per person $40

Day 4 Yacht Club Galley 5 pts $80
Cinderella's Dinner 10 pts $217
Snacks - 2 per person $40

Day 5 Breakfast - Yacht Club Galley 5 pts $80
Snacks - 2 per person $40
Le Cellier 5 pts $238

Day 6 Breakfast - Snacks - 2 per person $40
Yacht Club Galley Lunch 5 pts $159
Flying Fish 10 pts $332

Day 7 Snacks - 2 per person $40
Cape May Cafe Buffet 5 pts $122.17
Dinner - Hoop dee Doo 10 pts $274.95
Yacht Club Galley Lunch 5 pts $159

Day 8 Snacks - 2 per person $40
Beaches and Cream 5 pts $104
Yachtman's Steakhouse 10 pts $256

Day 9 Snacks - 2 per person $40
Crystal Palace Breakfast 5 pts $101
Luau 10 pts $275

Day 10 Cape May Cafe Buffet 5 pts $122.17

Total Meal points 135
Grand total of meals $5096.9


You do not use credits for the mugs--the mugs will be a separate thing that you are entitled to in additon to your credits. So you still have those five credits to work with.

bizeemom4
09-02-2007, 03:48 PM
Oops. I typed 5 points there but shouldn't have. Everything else should be correct.

kaytieeldr
09-02-2007, 04:29 PM
Grand total of meals $5,096.90
Price of DDDP x 5 Guests x 9 nights $3,149.55
Tip 18% $398.64 (estimate)
Total price $3,548.19
Savings $1.548.71
Now, this assumes your In-room dining figures include the gratuity/tip/service charge (because the check will; you'll have to pay it yourself, but 18% will be indicated on your check)
If not, 18% of the meals that don't include the tip (Hoop De Doo and the Luau DO, at least on the DDDP), is $523.68.
Then your total approximate price is $3,673.23, for an ultimate savings of 'only' $1,423.67!

bizeemom4
09-02-2007, 04:35 PM
The price for the the luau and Hoop dee doo include gratuity so I don't see how they could break that portion out of the price.

If I book during the bounceback promotion in two weeks, the reported 'cost' of the deluxe dining is only $1,485 (or $33 per person).

$5,096 less the price of the plan of $1,485 equals a savings of $3,611 (minus gratuities of about $400). That's insane but who am I to argue. :laughing:

thunderbird1
09-03-2007, 07:34 AM
I'm speechless. Those numbers are amazing. I had no idea the DXDDP could amount to that big a savings. You have to do a dining report when you get back so I can live vicariously through you.popcorn::