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Old 12-25-2012, 11:43 PM   #61
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We usually do breakfast in the room, then 1 ts meal, and either pick at stuff, (pretzels, ice cream), or eat bars we bring, or do cs if we have to. Some days we do 2 ts. My daughter (7) won't eat most of the kid meals at disney, so it's easier to take her for buffets, or just buy her snacks. My son (10) needs a huge meal at least once a day (hollow leg)
We have had a lot of greasy fast food at cs in disney, and haven't found that many we like, but we get a few burgers here and there.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:48 PM   #62
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I'm thinking we may be in the minority (especially on the boards), but we only do 2 or maybe 3 TS meals per 5-6 day trip. I actually enjoy many of the CS restaurants and don't want to miss them (La Cantina de San Angel, Earl of Sandwich, Columbia Harbor House, Pizzafari), so I don't like to over schedule our sit down meals. No kids, me (27) and DH (29). It's not a money thing, but more about having more flexability to eat where we want and not be shackled by reservations and actually liking the quick meals (not really foodies).
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:09 PM   #63
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We do almost all of our meals TS. CS just doesn't work out for us, and we really need 3 full meals, not just snacks. We eat out a LOT at home though so maybe that's why it never seems like too much time or food to us on vacation.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:49 PM   #64
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We do mostly CS meals, maybe 2-3 TS in a 7 day stay. It's just my DH and me, no kids. As others have said, we just prefer the flexibility of CS.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:46 PM   #65
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We eat at least 1 if not 2 TS per day.
Example would be a 10:30 AM Crystal Palace brunch and then a Garden Grill 6 PM dinner.
We are a family of 4 - Our June 2012 WDW vacation, our 'kids' were 20 & 17.

We also pack some granola bars, snacks and cereal for between meal grazing.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:53 PM   #66
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Usually 1 TS meal each day, except one day is always all counter service. I just like the break of having no where to be at a certain time sometimes.

Occasionally we do 2 TS in a day, but it's not my favorite. Sometimes it just works out that way with the availability of adrs.

I also like to do a combination of breakfast, lunch and dinner TS meals during the vacation.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:21 PM   #67
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We do a TS meal every day. For us it's a chance for us as a family to spend some good quality time together talking and chilling out from the endless running around in the parks over a good meal. We prefer to get out of the heat, not have fast food burgers, chicken nuggets, pizza, or cold sandwich wraps for all of our meals.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:47 PM   #68
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We like one TS a day alternating between a lunch & dinner. We do lunch in a park & resort dinners. This way we can escape the heat on park days.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:07 PM   #69
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If it's up to me rarely - takes too long, costs too much, and the quality just isn't there.

I do one TS for Prime Time because the fried chicken just can't be beat - other than that? No thanks.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:20 AM   #70
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We have a TS dinner every night.

Our kids are teenagers, but we did ate TS every night even back when they were in elementary school.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:55 AM   #71
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We eat at least 1 TS a day. Sometimes two, breakfast and dinner.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:40 AM   #72
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On our last trip we did 2 table services a day. We liked the sit down and enjoyed the meals. We didn't feel rushed or shoved about. We also didn't feel that it took time away from doing things in the parks.
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