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Old 02-23-2013, 07:03 PM   #136
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OK, I must not get it. We are going for 9 nights on the DDP plan. I have plugged all our counter service meals & table service meals (1 of each per person, per day) & it says under Estimated Regular Dining Plan Cost:

Dining Plan Cost: $2,001.24
Meals/Snack not covered: NA
Gratuities: $194.81
Dining Credits NOT used per person: 20 - how can this be?
Total Dining Cost: #NA

What am I doing wrong?!
Did you input how many snacks per day?
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:58 PM   #137
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Yes, I put in 1 per person per day.

Maybe I need to download it again.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:23 PM   #138
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This tool is wonderful! We put in all our information and the DxDP saved us money based on our reservations. It was great for figuring out an approximate amount of money we would need for tips. We put that money on gift cards and had a little left over for souvenirs. We used a Disney promotion and got a discount on the dining plan. It saved us several hundred dollars plus our meals were prepaid.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:07 AM   #139
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This is great! Not that we are going anytime soon (or are we......?), but it is fun to play! And I realize that if we were in AoA with the kitchenette, we would most likely be bringing snacks, breakfast, some lunches, and drinks. We'd be much more likely not to be ordering desserts, drinks, etc. A rough estimate shows that I could save $100. Without the plan and paying OOP for everything that comes with it, I would only save $10. I think the key is knowing exactly what you need/want and what you can and cannot live without.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:01 PM   #140
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We are saving about $40 with DDP
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:25 AM   #141
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Hey all, I just posted an updated version of the Dining Plan Calculator. Updates include Le Cellier new all day menu, some price updates, name change to Monsieur Paul, and some minor bug fixes.

http://www.seeyareelsoon.wix.com/seeyareelsoon and click on Dining Plan Calculator
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:16 AM   #142
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Hey all, I just posted an updated version of the Dining Plan Calculator. Updates include Le Cellier new all day menu, some price updates, name change to Monsieur Paul, and some minor bug fixes.

http://www.seeyareelsoon.wix.com/seeyareelsoon and click on Dining Plan Calculator
Thanks for the info. Off to get the new one. We added a day to our trip. Need to see how that changes my numbers.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:14 PM   #143
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Yes, I put in 1 per person per day.

Maybe I need to download it again.
Any luck? If not, message me on the site and I can email you a copy.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #144
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No matter how I cut it - it really doesn't make sense for us to do the DDP. The idea of my 2 11 year olds needing an adult plan just does make sense. So OOP for us. This tool is great!
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:13 PM   #145
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Hey all, I just posted an updated version of the Dining Plan Calculator. Updates include Le Cellier new all day menu, some price updates, name change to Monsieur Paul, and some minor bug fixes.

http://www.seeyareelsoon.wix.com/seeyareelsoon and click on Dining Plan Calculator
This is a great tool you've come up with. However I have a question for you: on the third sheet, the field "Disney's quote for FD stay without dining upgrades," do I enter just the hotel price, hotel + park tickets price, or hotel + park tickets + dining plan? I've put in the price for my package as-is with hotel/tickets/dining and I've also entered in the price with just hotel and park tickets. One way our DDP saves us, the other way it doesn't.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:30 PM   #146
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I cannot login to download this....? need help...
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:43 PM   #147
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I cannot login to download this....? need help...
I'm having the same problem, all I get is a blank page when I try to download.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:38 AM   #148
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Just downloaded the most recent and was able to use . My initial thoughts are still correct, it is about $200 cheaper for me to just pay out of pocket. Love this tool!!
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:23 PM   #149
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I love this spreadsheet. The DDP is only cheaper for us if we eat dessert with every meal and it is only $40 cheaper. I am still debating if that will be too much food for us. I like desserts, but not with every meal.


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Old 03-15-2013, 08:49 AM   #150
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This is a great tool you've come up with. However I have a question for you: on the third sheet, the field "Disney's quote for FD stay without dining upgrades," do I enter just the hotel price, hotel + park tickets price, or hotel + park tickets + dining plan? I've put in the price for my package as-is with hotel/tickets/dining and I've also entered in the price with just hotel and park tickets. One way our DDP saves us, the other way it doesn't.
You put in the entire package price. Then it will add up the pieces that go into the package when you do a room only comparison and compare that with the package price of Free dining.
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