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Old 06-24-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
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How do I determine if I should upgrade to Deluxe DP?

Need help deciding on Deluxe DP vs. Plus Dining
We are staying at GF for 5 nights/6 days, arriving mid-morning 11/17 and departing late afternoon 11/22. We have free dining with our trip, but we're debating spending the $488 to upgrade to Deluxe Dining. It's myself, my wife and our almost 3 year old daughter. We will just pay OOP for her meals.

Our current thinking on reservations is as follows (we have ADR's for all but the counter service/quick service meals already) :
Pinocchio's Village Haus for lunch
Tony's Town Square for dinner

coffee/pastry at Gaparilla's for breakfast
Pizzafari for lunch
Narcoosee's for dinner

Hollywood & Vine for breakfast
50's Prime Time for lunch
Grand Floridian Cafe for dinner

coffee/pastry at Main St Bakery for breakfast
Cosmic Ray's for lunch
Be Our Guest for dinner

coffee/pastry at Main St Bakery for breakfast
Cinderella's Royal Table for lunch
Grand Floridian Cafe for dinner

Crystal Palace for breakfast
Plaza Restaurant for lunch

Thanks in advance!

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Old 06-24-2014, 07:18 PM   #2
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It looks like you have a total of 12 TS credits planned, and you'll only get 5 with your regular DDP. I'm pretty sure you'll spend that $488 at those other 5 TS. Plus, if you upgrade, you can rearrange your schedule to include a few more buffets where your almost 3 yr old can eat without paying. AND you'll both get apps with your a la carte meals which may mean you don't have to buy her anything there either. I'd do the upgrade and rework my meals to use up all 15 credits.
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thanks for asking this question, I didn't know you could do this. We have free dining for 5 days on our trip too, but based on the reservations I made today I think we would be better off with the upgrade...
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:58 PM   #4
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If you upgrade to DxD you will have 3TS and 2 snacks per day. Based on what you've already booked, you would want to change your dinner or lunch reservations to signature restaurants which take 2TS credits. I would opt for doing dinner at the signature restaurants because your savings will be greater(California Grill, Narcosses, CRT,etc). You can then use your two snacks in the morning for muffins, etc.
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