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Old 01-19-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Disney Dining Plan calculator - Amazing Tool!!!

Hey everyone! I found a great tool online for calculating the best Disney Dining Plan for me (and you)! These people I subscribe to on YouTube just uploaded a video explaining this CRAZY spreadsheet they have! You put in where you are going to eat and some other things like adults and kids and how much you tip and stuff and it shows you how much you should budget for meals if paying cash and shows how much you save or lose with each Disney Dining Plan. It's AMAZING!!!!!!!!! (oh and for you lucky people who can get Tables in Wonderland it does that too!)

The video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jMDg...456VJg&index=1

The website with the file is here: http:/www.seeyareelsoon.wix.com/seeyareelsoon

Of course it is free! I just had to share this because I found out that by not getting a Dining Plan I am going to spend $150 less on food!!! More money for souvenirs!

Greatest tool EVER!!
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:35 PM   #2
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I can't get any of the drop down menus using Numbers. I will have to wait until I can use my husband's laptop. It is a very elaborate spreadsheet, can't wait to play with it.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:46 PM   #3
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Works fine for me!!
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This is awesome. Thanks for posting.

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Good info, thanks!

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Old 01-19-2013, 08:47 PM   #6
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Great spreadsheet

It verified what I thought - the DDP does not work for us; we are not big dessert eaters, especially after a meal. I would prefer an ice cream later on in the evening (while waiting for the bus back to the resort!).
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:50 PM   #7
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Awesome Planning Tool

It said that even if we don't get dessert with every lunch and dinner, we are better off with the DDP simply because we have so many expensive ADRs scheduled.

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:03 PM   #8
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WOW. This is AMAZING. (If anyone's wondering... $816 DP vs $500 OOP... )

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:48 PM   #9
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TFS! We would save $14 so it looks like we will use the DDP
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Wow, this thing is awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:23 PM   #11
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Love this! Thanks! We're on the fence for our next trip. We've done the traditional plan the last few years, but with the price increase we wonder if it's worth it. I just plugged in all of the restaurants from our last trip, and there was a $4 difference between the plan and OOP. Not the 15-20% savings we'd hope for, but the conveniece is always nice.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:39 PM   #12
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It's really accurate... I had already did the Math for our ADR and other food selections and it is the same as what I calculated.

If we were paying full price for Dining plan (we are not part of the stay, dine play package) we would basically break even (we will save $20 but we would not normally get all the snacks, but hey this way we will get many awesome tasty snacks!)
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THAT ROCKS! Wow. I have been trying to convince my DH that we don't need the dining plan, but putting in all of our ADR's, the dining plan actually saves us over $200, guess I was wrong...
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The only time the dining plan is ever a great deal is when it is free. However, we have not it in years....
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:40 AM   #15
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Thanks for the post. Looks like a great tool. I'll have to wait and try it at work I guess. I can get it all working but for dinner drop down. There is none on the file when I use Open Office on my MAC. Hopefully it works on my PC with Excel. The other columns work great.
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