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Old 08-03-2011, 03:15 PM   #1
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Upgrade costs for dining plans 2013 and 2014

2013

Quick Service to Regular

Adult non-peak: $18.01 per night
Child non-peak: $2.84 per night

Adult peak: $19.36 per night
Child peak: $3.84 per night

Quick Service to Deluxe

Adult non-peak: $62.39 per night
Child non-peak: $12.52 per night

Adult peak: $64.69 per night
Child peak: $13.80 per night

Regular to Deluxe

Adult non-peak: $44.38 per night
Child non-peak: $9.68 per night

Adult peak: $46.68 per night
Child peak: $10.75 per night

2013 Peak Periods:
February 14 23, 2013
March 8 April 6, 2013
May 31 August 3, 2013
December 13 31, 2013

2014

Quick Service to Regular

Adult: $19.02 per night
Child: $3.13 per night

Quick Service to Deluxe

Adult: $65.30 per night
Child: $13.76 per night

Regular to Deluxe

Adult: $46.28 per night
Child: $10.63 per night

There is no apparent peak pricing for 2014.

If you observe math errors or are quoted something different, feel free to post. All prices are per person.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:03 PM   #2
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Thank you so much for posting this

I was able to have Free Dining added to our current reservation and now I'm debating about upgrading from regular to delux so this really helps.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:41 PM   #3
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Regular to Deluxe - Adult non-peak: $33 per night

Am I correct to assume that the $33 per night is for one adult. And with 2 adults in the room, it will be $66 per night? If so, Ouch!
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for sharing this! The upgrade from QS to Reg is reasonable but to Deluxe is OUCH!
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:40 PM   #5
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Regular to Deluxe - Adult non-peak: $33 per night

Am I correct to assume that the $33 per night is for one adult. And with 2 adults in the room, it will be $66 per night? If so, Ouch!
Yes, each number Nala posted above is per person.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:43 PM   #6
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Also, I believe the quick servicing dining plan from 2011 to 2012 took away one snack.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:54 PM   #7
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Thanks, Cafeen. IMO, that's too much!
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:06 AM   #8
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A lot of us who like FD don't stay anywhere near 20 days. We use all our credits mostly. 4 or 5 days is enough for me each trip-food, parks, being away from home, etc. I prefer 2 or 3 shorter trips ayear rather than one long one. But I know people who live far away have to take the longer trips fewer times.
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:30 AM   #9
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I can't answer all your questions, and without knowing what they originally booked, no can except them.

I too have been skeptical at the high $ savings quoted, so did a little research for myself.

If you are paying rack rate for everything (staying on property. tickets, dining plan), the free dining is a no-brainer. You get your food for free and you pay less.

If you have a room discount, it depends on where you are staying and what type of room. On a standard MOD at POR, the usual room discount is 30-35%, so on a 5-night stay in the lowest priced room with a 35%, you would save a little over $278. I can't feed my family of four on $278 at Disney, so I would go with the free dining

If you're at a Deluxe it becomes a little harder. I checked Contemporary, with their lowest priced room and for five nights with a 40% discount, I would save $600. I can feed my family on that. It would be all QS and we'd be happy with it. If we go with free dining, I would have to subtract the cost of tips from that savings, but we MIGHT still do it.

I agree with you....I'd love to see the math behind some of these high $ savings, because I can't find it.

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Old 08-05-2011, 11:43 AM   #10
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Thanks for your responses.

sharonabe, I can see that the DDP would be worth $278 for a family of 4. Thanks for explaining.

granfan, makes sense that only 4 or 5 days may make the DDP worth while - not much resort savings on that length of time. As for our trip length, we are retired & can spend as long as we want & take trips as often as we want - retirement is soooo great! We used to stay at Sherwood Forest RV park all winter & had a Disney annual pass. We got our fill & now we only do 10 day tickets no matter how long we stay in the area; we are mostly there to get away from the Indiana cold winter.

I think I'm now understanding that the $1,000+ savings by taking free DDP is either "magical" computing , or some folks who would eat a whole lot of OOP food , or some folks have a whole lot of kids - maybe 10 ?
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:53 PM   #11
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Bumping this back up since several people have been asking for the cost difference.

Thanks again to TDCNALA for figuring it all out for us!!!
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:40 AM   #12
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Thanks for posting this. I've been racking my brain trying to figure out why my quote was so high. Of course they raised the rates.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:01 PM   #13
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trying to see if this is going to be worth it for us....never have we done the dining plan and guess I am hoping for free dining but not holing my breath...seems a bit high and I hate that they charge more for peak(xmas) than other times...as if the food is worth more over peak times! also with a fam of 6 we are hit with gratuity even if the service is sub par!
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:25 PM   #14
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The biggest cost savings advantage that I see to the DxDP would be to eat at the Signature Restaurants instead of the TS. It gives you an opportunity to eat at the higher end when you normally might not. Although if you have small children, I don't see any advantage
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