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Old 04-15-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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Which would you pay OOP for?

We are a dining credit too short (per person) so one of our meals will have to be OOP or cancelled altogether.

Would you choose?
Rainforest Cafe
T-Rex
Mama Melrose
Tony's Towne Square

We are also doing: (which I will definitely use dining credits for)
Chef Mickeys
Tusker House
Hollywood & Vine
O'hana
Crystal Palace
Akershus
1900 Park Fare

We have one sit down meal planned per day, except 2 on our Animal Kingdom day because I do not plan to take a break that day, so I thought 2 sit downs might be nice (I will be 30 weeks pregnant). Any thoughts?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:25 PM   #2
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We are a dining credit too short (per person) so one of our meals will have to be OOP or cancelled altogether.

Would you choose?
Rainforest Cafe
T-Rex
Mama Melrose
Tony's Towne Square

We are also doing: (which I will definitely use dining credits for)
Chef Mickeys
Tusker House
Hollywood & Vine
O'hana
Crystal Palace
Akershus
1900 Park Fare

We have one sit down meal planned per day, except 2 on our Animal Kingdom day because I do not plan to take a break that day, so I thought 2 sit downs might be nice (I will be 30 weeks pregnant). Any thoughts?

Thanks for your help!
-Pam
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:34 PM   #3
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The tool here: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3050182 will tell you which restaurants to choose for the dining plan to maximize your savings. It's on the second tab of the spreadsheet.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:40 PM   #4
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Also remember you can split it. So you might want to oop for adults at a breakfast buffet but use kids credits and then use adult credits at another place if you wanted a steak and dessert, while kids meals are usually cheaper than buffets.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:10 PM   #5
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Also remember you can split it. So you might want to oop for adults at a breakfast buffet but use kids credits and then use adult credits at another place if you wanted a steak and dessert, while kids meals are usually cheaper than buffets.
Huh, I didn't know you could do that. You learn something new every day....

But really, the servers won't care about having to split the bill?
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:31 PM   #6
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Frankly, I wouldn't do RFC and T-Rex on the same trip. They are both chains owned by the same parent company, so they have near identical atmospheres and similar menu offerings/tastes. Canceling one of these would allow you to not have to pay OOP.

If you decide to keep all of them, breakfasts are usually the cheapest meals and have the least value for dining credits since you do not get dessert at breakfast.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:07 PM   #7
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Huh, I didn't know you could do that. You learn something new every day....

But really, the servers won't care about having to split the bill?
Not at all. It's routine, they do it all the time for many reasons: people may not have enough credits so pay some OOP, some people in the reservation may be on the dining plan while others are not, and so on.

Even regular restaurants rarely give any trouble about splitting bills in all kinds of weird ways; Disney restaurants definitely do not!
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:42 PM   #8
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I would drop Tonys or pay OOP for it if you really want to eat there. To me the food is average and atmosphere is lacking also.
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