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Old 11-07-2013, 02:25 PM   #226
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We will save $300 without the DDP. That's 10 nights, 11 days. Eight ADR's. Three of them signature (CRT, Cali Grill and Yachtsman). With refillable mugs.

If on the DDP I would still have to pay OOP for two TS meals and 3 QS meals.

We aren't big dessert people at TS meals. We would rather get something later while roaming the parks. Kind of what we do at home also. After dinner stop by a local ice cream stand and get a sundae or just don't have dessert because we are stuffed.

We do like appetizers and sometimes order 1-2 with our meals.

I've done the numbers myself and had myself saving $500 without the DDP. Also I think I'll save even more money without the DDP. DS is hit or miss with food. He's a big eater as a teenage boy but he has his moments where he'll have an appetizer as an entree, have a big steak, might want to share something with myself or his sister or just want a kids meal. DD is 7 and gets tired of the kid offerings so I'll share with her or she will order an adult CS meal. Especially in the heat we don't eat much. My kids are huge snackers when in Disney and real life if I let them. I can see them snacking and not eating much at dinner.
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:17 AM   #227
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We will NOT save money with the DDP on our trip, we pretty much decided that already. With that being said I love the ability to quantify my suspicions and prove them right or wrong.

In subsequent trips I'm sure we will use it, just not in the next one.
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:23 PM   #228
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I think I use this every trip thinking, "Maybe this trip it will work for us." But, once again, for 2015, we'll spend almost $400 less for a Family of 4 by paying OOP.
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