Originally Posted by smidgy
sometimes the DDP is worth it sometimes not. a happy, relaxed husband is SO worth it!
I agree with this. I've never seen my frugal husband as relaxed as he was during our last Disney trip on the dining plan. My husband is a wonderful father but on vacation, he is the kind who is always ordering water and ordering the cheapest thing on the menu and stressing over the dinner bill. At Disney, the kids were able to get snacks whenever they wanted and everyone felt free to order what they wanted at meals with no thought to cost of the items which my husband found relaxing. We did a lot of character meals and it was great. We are getting DDP this time at DH's request, whether it's free or not, and doing Tusker House for lunch, Hollywood and Vine for breakfast, CRT for dinner and Ohanas for dinner. I don't know if we will come out ahead or not for two adults and one child but I do know that my husband will be way more relaxed at meal times than if we didn't have it and we get to eat at the places we really want.