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Old 01-04-2013, 09:38 AM   #16
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I did calculations on our last trip, kept all the reciepts, and we most definitely did come out on top of the dining plan. We saved a ton of money. Of course we always go when its free dining. Since we stay at values, the room discounts is a joke.....free dining is a much better deal. If I paid for food OOP i'd be broke. We did a room only reservation for a few days before our actual vacation pkg/DP pkg started, I paid OOP for food, and OMG we spent a fortune in those 2-3 days. Thats just us. Lol.

OP, I think the answer depends on your family, how many ppl you have, and how you guys eat. Although if you've always wanted to stay at BC, i'd go for it. Its a gorgeous resort.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:44 AM   #17
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With this discount you can not add the dining plan on which is ok. I priced out the Beach Club and park tickets on the website and it was $4427.78 so a huge discount. I am really tempted to book it
You can add the dining plan, I was pricing the vacation that we have now out with the new discount and it was allowing me to add on the dining plan.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:47 AM   #18
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I have found that dining plan is not worth the $ for my family,my kids are not huge aters, and I like the freedom of not having to make so many reservations makes our stay much more relaxes. I have an annual pass and get TIW card so I save 20% on alcohol and sit down meals.
I think BC is a great choice.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:52 AM   #19
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Absolutely go w/ BC. We usually book FD but on our last trip we went w/ BC and paying OOP for food. It worked out great for us. We saved $ and had a more relaxed trip. As we were trying to fulfill all our dining credits. But a word of warning. You are going to get hooked on BC. The ease of walking to the 2 parks is FABULOUS!!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:59 AM   #20
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I have found that dining plan is not worth the $ for my family,my kids are not huge aters, and I like the freedom of not having to make so many reservations makes our stay much more relaxes. I have an annual pass and get TIW card so I save 20% on alcohol and sit down meals.
I think BC is a great choice.

I see you are in MA, same as me. How did you get the TiW card?
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:01 AM   #21
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I see you are in MA, same as me. How did you get the TiW card?
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I have an annual pass and get TIW card so I save 20% on alcohol and sit down meals.
I think BC is a great choice.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:30 AM   #22
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Just cancelled AoA package and booked BC. So very excited. Doing the happy dance
You will love the BC. It's our favorite (except maybe for DD who loves AKL but it's just not as convenient). The Dining Plan does not work for us. I have run the numbers for us when we added the DP (4 "Disney Adults"...our kids are 11 and 13) and we always come out cheaper paying OOP plus the Dining Plan is too much food for us and we feel compelled to try to get our moneys worth. Plus the flexibility without the DP is nice. You may want to just go for desserts one night at Beaches and Cream for example.

Just curious though...which discount were you not able to add dining too. I booked BC yesterday with the new promotion and the room was discounted 30% and the park tickets were also discounted and it gave me the option of adding the DP.
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You will love the BC. It's our favorite (except maybe for DD who loves AKL but it's just not as convenient). The Dining Plan does not work for us. I have run the numbers for us when we added the DP (4 "Disney Adults"...our kids are 11 and 13) and we always come out cheaper paying OOP plus the Dining Plan is too much food for us and we feel compelled to try to get our moneys worth. Plus the flexibility without the DP is nice. You may want to just go for desserts one night at Beaches and Cream for example.

Just curious though...which discount were you not able to add dining too. I booked BC yesterday with the new promotion and the room was discounted 30% and the park tickets were also discounted and it gave me the option of adding the DP.
Barnhill9586, I saw the discount mentioned on the discounts board for August. It is through magical Vacations and is not even on their website. I emailed them yesterday and they sent me a quote this morning
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With this discount you can not add the dining plan on which is ok. I priced out the Beach Club and park tickets on the website and it was $4427.78 so a huge discount. I am really tempted to book it
Unless you are a big foody who needs alot of TS meals, do the BC!!! It's a no brainer IMO.

Think of the benefits. Walk into EPCOT! Priceless! Boat to HS! Priceless! Boardwalk in the evenings! Priceless! Storm Along Bay! Priceless!

You get my point!

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Old 01-04-2013, 10:00 PM   #25
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Yes, you can add the dining plan to your package. I just switched my May ressie to the BC and have a tickets and deluxe dining plan package.
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Right now I have a package booked for AoA Little Mermaid room end of August with park tickets and dining plan for $3650.00.

I was going to save money and stay off site saving about $1500.00

I can book the Beach Club (my dream place to stay) with park tickets but no dining plan for $2600.00.

Which would you choose and why?

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Although I LOVE the look of AoA, the pricing of it just makes it a tad bit ridiculous. They call it a value resort?

I would go with the BC and no dining plan. We've outgrown the dining plan now and find it's cheaper to eat what we want and pay OOP.

We stayed at the BC for the first time in August and loved it. Great theming!
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:10 AM   #27
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We were in the same boat but trying to decided between POR or BWI, we were going to add the dinning plan. We chose BWI cl it was cheaper that way with the new discounts.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:41 AM   #28
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I bought an annual pass last march, and then was able to purchase the TIW card for 75$ I think the price has gone up, I went with a friend from work for a few days in OCT. and going end of Feb with 37% room discount , so it definitely paid off. I know that my kids can order kids meals if they choose or we can order apps and share a meal I don't like the dining plan and feeling restricted.







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