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pbharris4 06-20-2013 06:36 PM

Appetizer instead of Dessert?
 
While I LOVE desserts..I sometimes want an appetizer. Will they let me switch on the DDP? It's just the reg. one 1 QS, 1TS, and a snack.

Marionnette 06-20-2013 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by pbharris4 (Post 48736493)
While I LOVE desserts..I sometimes want an appetizer. Will they let me switch on the DDP? It's just the reg. one 1 QS, 1TS, and a snack.

You cannot substitute an appetizer for dessert on the DDP but you can pay OOP for the appetizer and either skip the dessert or get it "to go".

purple figment 06-20-2013 07:04 PM

One of the hard and fast rules of the dining plan is that you cannot sub an appetizer for a dessert. You will have to pay for the appetizer OOP.

At some of the Disney owned restaurants you might be able to get the cheese plate for dessert.

bdklein 06-20-2013 09:48 PM

Nope. Welcome to one of the pitfalls of he Dining Plan

pbharris4 06-20-2013 10:42 PM

Thanks to all! Last (and only time) we did the DDP was the first year it came out, I believe. Back then you could do a dessert or appetizer but it has changed so much since then. I'm glad to now know ahead of time. Thanks!

bdklein 06-21-2013 05:37 AM

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Originally Posted by pbharris4 (Post 48738356)
Thanks to all! Last (and only time) we did the DDP was the first year it came out, I believe. Back then you could do a dessert or appetizer but it has changed so much since then. I'm glad to now know ahead of time. Thanks!

Back then you got an appetizer and dessert, tip was included, and it had value for all. Now there is limited value, and only for some.

sjs314 06-21-2013 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by pbharris4 (Post 48736493)
While I LOVE desserts..I sometimes want an appetizer. Will they let me switch on the DDP? It's just the reg. one 1 QS, 1TS, and a snack.

Unfortunately no. This is one of the reasons we have decided to pay OOP this trip. Our last 2 trips we did the DxDP so we could have an App and Dessert if we wanted but the DxDP is just too much food and too expensive now.

Tink3rbell86 06-21-2013 10:38 PM

I wish they would let you do this. I like dessert every once and a while, but every day with every meal is too much for me! We only get the dinning plan when they offer it for free so we don't mind paying for an app here or there.

kaytieeldr 06-22-2013 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by bdklein (Post 48737928)
Nope. Welcome to one of the pitfalls of he Dining Plan

Condition, not pitfall. Any Dining Plan is an option, not a requirement. Guests concerned about or not in agreement with the conditions have the freedom to not add a Dining Plan to their reservation.

disneyfantotheend 06-22-2013 05:35 PM

I like the dining plan and continue to buy it, but agree it would be great if you could choose either appetizer or dessert.

maxiesmom 06-23-2013 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by disneyfantotheend (Post 48751942)
I like the dining plan and continue to buy it, but agree it would be great if you could choose either appetizer or dessert.

It would cost Disney more money if they did. Desserts such as they offer are pretty easy to whip out and cheap to produce. Appetizers cost a bit more and are usually more labor intensive.

disneyfantotheend 06-23-2013 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by maxiesmom (Post 48755596)
It would cost Disney more money if they did. Desserts such as they offer are pretty easy to whip out and cheap to produce. Appetizers cost a bit more and are usually more labor intensive.

I think I could probably live with it costing Disney more money. :rotfl2: I think the price of the dining plan is more than sufficient to cover the difference in cost to them. But as I said I like the dining plan, so I am not complaining, just stating my preference.

kaytieeldr 06-23-2013 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by disneyfantotheend (Post 48755740)
I think I could probably live with it costing Disney more money. :rotfl2: I think the price of the dining plan is more than sufficient to cover the difference in cost to them. But as I said I like the dining plan, so I am not complaining, just stating my preference.

Yeah, that's hilarious. Additional cost to the provider would be passed on to the end user.

The other reason the appetizer isn't included with the basic dining plan and there isn't a choice of courses is table turnover time.


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