Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Restaurants > Disney Dining Plan
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-18-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
FreeTime
DIS Veteran
 
FreeTime's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Too Far From Disney!
Posts: 1,679

QSP, GC or vouchers for group?

Should our Girl Scout troop plan on using QSP, should I get gift cards or should I purchase the $9 breakfast / $15 per lunch or dinner vouchers? If we don't get dessert would we be able to save money by using gift cards only? We will be using DVC so will have a kitchen, my original plan was to avoid cooking but I can save us a lot of money. Thoughts?
__________________
Our DVC / WDW Adventures:
Offsite-03/97, Offsite 05/98, Offsite 09/98, Offsite-09/99, OKW-05/00, BWV-09/00, OKW-02/01, BWV-09/01, VWL-07/01, OKW-05/02, VWL-09/02, FW Cabins-12/02, BCV-02/03, BCV-09/03, ASMo-09/03, OKW-01/04, BWV-06/04, OKW-12/04, Wonder-5/05, BWV-05/05, SSR-10/05, BWV-10/05, CBR-10/05, CSR-07/06, OKW-07/06, Wonder-12/06, Offsite-12/06, SSR-03/07, II Exchange @ Mariott Timberlodge-07/07, Disneyland Hotel- 08/07, SSR-10/07, ASMu-03/08, VWL -06/08, SSR-08/08, Wonder-12/08, ASMu-12/08, ASMo - 12-08, Offsite 03/09, SSR 08/09, Pop 12/09, SSR 12/09, BWV 03/10, SSR 06/10, BWV 06/10, Disneyland Hotel 06/11, Pop 11/11, BWV 11/11, Pop 4/12, BWV 4/12, BWV 06/12, SSR 07/12, VGC 06/13, BLT 06/14, OKW 06/14
FreeTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2011, 06:51 PM   #2
Diegosmom
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,183

Disneyworld does not have vochers only dining plan or OP. Figure out where you are going to eat and do that math. Some places offer good value with meal plan but if you will mostly get water (tap) and no dessert OP is probably the way to go. Also will any girl be under 10? A lot of value in the meal plan for under 10.
Diegosmom is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 06-18-2011, 07:01 PM   #3
HookdonWDW
Yankee Girl in a Southern Belle World
Perfect feet- just my torch to carry
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: CT
Posts: 3,194

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diegosmom View Post
Disneyworld does not have vochers only dining plan or OP. Figure out where you are going to eat and do that math. Some places offer good value with meal plan but if you will mostly get water (tap) and no dessert OP is probably the way to go. Also will any girl be under 10? A lot of value in the meal plan for under 10.
Actually, Disney DOES have vouchers that you can get if you are traveling as part of a group.

Are all of the girls going to have parents there? If they don't, I would probably go with the DP, so that you could be sure everyone had plenty to eat and drink (refillable mugs!) and a snack included each day. Then again, maybe the vouchers would be better, because you can control who uses them vs. the DP where everyone in the room has their meals grouped together. I can see that being a problem with DS's Boy Scout Troop, lol.
__________________

HookdonWDW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2011, 07:03 PM   #4
FreeTime
DIS Veteran
 
FreeTime's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Too Far From Disney!
Posts: 1,679

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diegosmom View Post
Disneyworld does not have vochers only dining plan or OP. Figure out where you are going to eat and do that math. Some places offer good value with meal plan but if you will mostly get water (tap) and no dessert OP is probably the way to go. Also will any girl be under 10? A lot of value in the meal plan for under 10.
Thanks for the quick reply. I was offered vouchers due to buying group tickets. They can be used for an entree, drink and dessert at a CS. A

No one will be under 10. But I have been leaning toward OOP and allowing an entree w/ side and drink and then breakfast in the room. Thanks again!
__________________
Our DVC / WDW Adventures:
Offsite-03/97, Offsite 05/98, Offsite 09/98, Offsite-09/99, OKW-05/00, BWV-09/00, OKW-02/01, BWV-09/01, VWL-07/01, OKW-05/02, VWL-09/02, FW Cabins-12/02, BCV-02/03, BCV-09/03, ASMo-09/03, OKW-01/04, BWV-06/04, OKW-12/04, Wonder-5/05, BWV-05/05, SSR-10/05, BWV-10/05, CBR-10/05, CSR-07/06, OKW-07/06, Wonder-12/06, Offsite-12/06, SSR-03/07, II Exchange @ Mariott Timberlodge-07/07, Disneyland Hotel- 08/07, SSR-10/07, ASMu-03/08, VWL -06/08, SSR-08/08, Wonder-12/08, ASMu-12/08, ASMo - 12-08, Offsite 03/09, SSR 08/09, Pop 12/09, SSR 12/09, BWV 03/10, SSR 06/10, BWV 06/10, Disneyland Hotel 06/11, Pop 11/11, BWV 11/11, Pop 4/12, BWV 4/12, BWV 06/12, SSR 07/12, VGC 06/13, BLT 06/14, OKW 06/14
FreeTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 09:03 PM   #5
MAPOrocks
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 187

Hi! I was wondering what you decided to do. use vouchers? Or OOP? Our troop in going in June and just wondered how everything worked out for you.
Thanks!
MAPOrocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 09:40 AM   #6
joannelj
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 22

also wondering

I am also wondering what you decided to do. I"m leaning towards the youth dining card with a flat amount of money on it that they can use almost like OOP. But I have one parent who insists the dining plan is better.

Taking my GS troop in June of 2013...
joannelj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 11:54 AM   #7
6disneykids
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 355

My son's high school band is going during spring break and will be getting the vouchers for 1 QS each of the 3 days they are at Disney Parks. I know I am one of the lucky parents that my son is money savvy and will get the best value he can, however, I am still having a hard time trying to decided how much extra to send him with, I know how much (and how often) teenage boys eat, I am thinking of sending him enough for 2 CS meals.

Now, a girl scout troop leader going to WDW with her troop, you are very brave! I have seen some of the "girl' stuff in my daughter's troop, I don't know if I have the guts to take that challenge on
6disneykids is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 10:57 AM   #8
FreeTime
DIS Veteran
 
FreeTime's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Too Far From Disney!
Posts: 1,679

Hi - We actually decided to go with gift cards. I gave each girl a $25 budget per day. Instead of having them figure out on their own what they had left, I just told them at each meal that they could order an adult meal and a large drink. Instead of dessert, we had an ice cream or pastry or popcorn break at some point during the day. We ate cereal and fruit in the room. Had pizza from the Boardwalk one night. Every girl got a refillable mug as a souvenier to use by the pool. We actually had money left over so each girl got $15 to go with whatever money they brought on the last night of the trip and we went shopping in the Magic Kingdom.
__________________
Our DVC / WDW Adventures:
Offsite-03/97, Offsite 05/98, Offsite 09/98, Offsite-09/99, OKW-05/00, BWV-09/00, OKW-02/01, BWV-09/01, VWL-07/01, OKW-05/02, VWL-09/02, FW Cabins-12/02, BCV-02/03, BCV-09/03, ASMo-09/03, OKW-01/04, BWV-06/04, OKW-12/04, Wonder-5/05, BWV-05/05, SSR-10/05, BWV-10/05, CBR-10/05, CSR-07/06, OKW-07/06, Wonder-12/06, Offsite-12/06, SSR-03/07, II Exchange @ Mariott Timberlodge-07/07, Disneyland Hotel- 08/07, SSR-10/07, ASMu-03/08, VWL -06/08, SSR-08/08, Wonder-12/08, ASMu-12/08, ASMo - 12-08, Offsite 03/09, SSR 08/09, Pop 12/09, SSR 12/09, BWV 03/10, SSR 06/10, BWV 06/10, Disneyland Hotel 06/11, Pop 11/11, BWV 11/11, Pop 4/12, BWV 4/12, BWV 06/12, SSR 07/12, VGC 06/13, BLT 06/14, OKW 06/14
FreeTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.