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vicki845
02-10-2009, 09:50 AM
Caribbean Beach for 2 adults and 2 kids
8/8-8/15 with tickets including water parks
1769.68

2483.40 if I add the dining plan


In hopes of free dining on 8/16

The same package 8/17-8/24

2287.68 which should included dining in the price.

The difference is 195.00

It looks like free dining would be a better deal. Right?

nicky mouse
02-10-2009, 10:02 AM
It looks like free dining would be better in your case and probably is at the moderates and values, if you are going to buy the dining plan anyway.

In the 4/3 deal you don't have to have the dining plan to get the discount, so for families who aren't going to buy the dining plan the 4/3 deal might still work out to be cheaper, because they maybe able to plan meal in a way that is cheaper than the dining plan would be.

But at the deluxe resorts 4/3 might be a better deal because the room rates are so much higher.

Last year this time, someone on the dis did a big spread sheet comparing 40% (and maybe some other discount rates as well) to free dining and 40% was a better deal in many cases (smaller parties or families with kids under 9) at the deluxe resorts.

Happy planning

SIMMSMOUSE
02-10-2009, 10:15 AM
Free dining is way bette if the kids are over 9. Although I would book 4/3 deal because it is available. There is no for sure way to tell whether or not they will offer free dining but I believe they will. You could always cancel and rebook free dining when it come out. I will be at CBR pirate room May 21-28 I can't wait.pirate:

Caribbean Beach for 2 adults and 2 kids


8/8-8/15 with tickets including water parks
1769.68

2483.40 if I add the dining plan


In hopes of free dining on 8/16

The same package 8/17-8/24

2287.68 which should included dining in the price.

The difference is 195.00

It looks like free dining would be a better deal. Right?