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welsh princess
10-04-2009, 03:06 PM
:confused3 I think I understand the table service part, I just dont understand what type of items you can have with the counter service! Is it just like a meal at Mcdonalds (drink, fries & Burger)?

Any help would be grately appreciated:thumbsup2


10-04-2009, 03:17 PM
You can eat at just about any counter service or Food court in WDW. Certainly not just burgers. There is make your own Pasta, pizzas, chicken Parm, Roast beef sandwich. You name it you can get it somewhere in the World.
You get a entree, dessert and drink.

Here one meal we had at Woolfgang Pucks Express. Salad and Pasta then desserts. So like 3 courses.





And another at WGPE, looks like that was only place I took pics of counter service credits.





welsh princess
10-05-2009, 08:58 AM
Thanks Wayne:thumbsup2

Thats great! Can I ask what you did for breakfast? We only have the Dining Plan for 4 nights as we are renting DVC points and have opted to pay for the plan as I think it will save us money!

Would you suggest having Breakfast in the room and using the counter service for lunch and the table service for dinner or would it be more cost effective to use the counter service for breakfast? (I just want to make sure we get the most for our money, and DH can see its good value and worth paying to stay at a deluxe resort next time if they offer Dp free)

Thanks for your advise! We are doing a 3 night cruise when we go as a taster to see if we like it, I just read your trip report it sounds as though you really enjoyed! Hope we do.

Thanks again.
Emma :flower3:

10-05-2009, 09:10 AM
For getting value I would think to avoid breakfast on the plan and have lunch & evening meal. Easy for us as we rarely eat breakfast, if we wanted something then there were more than enough items we could use a snack credit for like a cinnamon roll at Main st bakery or a Large muffin. Maybe someone who has eaten breakfast on th DDP will post advise if thats what you want.

I am sure you will love the cruise, never met anyone that didn't.

team harris
10-05-2009, 12:33 PM
We tended to have scrambled egg on toast/cereals in our room and used our CS for lunch - however the buffet breakfasts are filling, so if we did this we used our snack token for popcorn/ice-cream mid-afternoon. Didn't tend to use snack tokens on drinks as took in our own bottled water. Happt planning

10-05-2009, 01:37 PM
If you are light breakfast eaters (as in, not needing the full-on fry-up) you can get by with using a snack credit for breakfast. I usually do fruit and buy a yogurt OOP. I also take the mini cereal boxes for DD and she eats those for breakfast. You get the most bang for your buck by using your credits for lunch and dinner. You could also try doing an early lunch and treating it as a late breakfast. You will probably not feel like eating until later in the evening and you can tide yourselves over with a snack credit or two until dinner. The snack credits are harder to use only because people try and "save them up" for fear of wasting them. But most of the time you will hear that they had loads left over at the end because of buying things out of pocket. I like to just use them as I need them. If I get to the last day or two and have to buy a few odd things OOP, then so be it, but that has never happened. PLENTY of food.

10-05-2009, 02:13 PM
i agree with the info about not saving snacks, we used loads and still had about 15 left on the last day:thumbsup2
however i disagree with the info on bfast, we are big bfast people and had late brunches on about 5/14 days, and that worked for us. each to their own!
late bfasts were calm and we got time with characters (except tusker house, which was 90mph even when we were there...
goodluck, planning is the bast bit!
id recommend wraps at peco bills, big enough for 2 and flame tree at ak, just for the corn bread;)