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Old 05-06-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Breakfast??

Is breakfast included in your room price, or do you have to pay for it seperate? We are staying at the art of animation resort if that helps
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No breakfast is not included, all rooms at Disney are room only unless you purchase the dining plan.
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Unlike DLRP breakfast is not included in your room rate at WDW.

However food at WDW is considerably cheaper in my experience that DLRP
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If there are a few of you, breakfast at WDW can soon add quite a bit to your food bill. We get cereals, fruit, milk etc for the room and grab a quick bite before setting off and buy a cooked breakfast or go out for breakfast every now and then.

We has a fridge at POFQ and CSR, do you get one at AoA?
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We will be staying at AoA and will be getting milk and cereal for some days, others we will be driving down to Denny's or similar where breakfast is cheap and filling
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Hi, I've read and responded to some of your other posts, so forgive me if you've read my other responses and I'm repeating the same things!

I would suggest that you consider getting a price for both AofA and CBR (Caribbean Beach) and then make a decision on where to stay when you have prices for both. The reason for that is that if you stay at Caribbean Beach, the price will be slightly higher, but you can get the free dining plan. This would include your breakfast, dinner, a snack and a refillable resort mug for your entire stay. The cost of the holiday will be slightly higher but you will have all of your food paid for which will cost you less in the long run.

Depending on your dates, CBR probably won't cost too much more. There is no reason why you can't go visit AofA and eat there on your free dining plan (if you want your little one to see it) but you will get a better standard of room and free dining by staying at CBR. If you get a price for both, it will give you an idea of what will be best for you.

DOn't tell Thomas Cook you have the FF vouchers until after they give you a price! Once they know you have them, they know you have no choice but to book with them and they may not give you their best price!
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Hi, I've read and responded to some of your other posts, so forgive me if you've read my other responses and I'm repeating the same things!

I would suggest that you consider getting a price for both AofA and CBR (Caribbean Beach) and then make a decision on where to stay when you have prices for both. The reason for that is that if you stay at Caribbean Beach, the price will be slightly higher, but you can get the free dining plan. This would include your breakfast, dinner, a snack and a refillable resort mug for your entire stay. The cost of the holiday will be slightly higher but you will have all of your food paid for which will cost you less in the long run.

Depending on your dates, CBR probably won't cost too much more. There is no reason why you can't go visit AofA and eat there on your free dining plan (if you want your little one to see it) but you will get a better standard of room and free dining by staying at CBR. If you get a price for both, it will give you an idea of what will be best for you.

DOn't tell Thomas Cook you have the FF vouchers until after they give you a price! Once they know you have them, they know you have no choice but to book with them and they may not give you their best price!
Sorry haven't had time to respond but I'm going to see what the price difference is like when I book. Thanks for the tip. So if I went for the free dining, would we get breakfast in that?
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Sorry haven't had time to respond but I'm going to see what the price difference is like when I book. Thanks for the tip. So if I went for the free dining, would we get breakfast in that?
Yes, if you get free dining, you will get 2 meals and a snack every day. It will essentially mean you have an all inclusive type deal. It will be a little more, but you won't have any food costs (or very little food costs because you might want a character meal or something). If you have any questions, feel free to send me a Private Message and I'll be happy to help. WDW is a VERY different beast to DLP, but we have done both and also Disneyland.

You could also go on to the WDW website and put in your dates to get prices direct from Disney to compare to. You could then use your vouchers for a fly/drive and book direct with Disney for your stay. There are lots of options open to you, but I really would consider going for a moderate resort to get the free dining deal. YOu also get a free $200 spending money gift card if you book direct with Disney, so if you use your vouchers for a fly/drive and then book the rest with Disney, you will also get some spending money into the bargain!
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Is breakfast included in your room price, or do you have to pay for it seperate? We are staying at the art of animation resort if that helps
We're going next August and we plan to look around the AOA resort.
you can get a bus there from any of the parks.
So if you booked somewhere else, you can plan to spend some time there looking around.

There are a few dining plans, if you get them free then great.
However if not, it will probably not be worth purchasing extra or upgrading.
That way youre not restricted to ordering certain things, eg getting desserts, personally I prefer starters. Sometimes the meals can be shared but with the dining plan, a few places will not let you share a meal.
Theres some great foods & breakfasts that can be shared easily.
Theres 3 of us and we usually get 1 breakfast and a breakfast sandwich and split it between the 3 of us.
Some people take cereal and buy milk, you get a fridge in your room.

Have you priced up a holiday online, just to get an idea?
As mentioned before, I wouldnt tell them you have vouchers until after they have given you a price-just in case.

good luck and ask as many questions as you want, we're all here to help.
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We're going next August and we plan to look around the AOA resort.
you can get a bus there from any of the parks.
So if you booked somewhere else, you can plan to spend some time there looking around.

There are a few dining plans, if you get them free then great.
However if not, it will probably not be worth purchasing extra or upgrading.
That way youre not restricted to ordering certain things, eg getting desserts, personally I prefer starters. Sometimes the meals can be shared but with the dining plan, a few places will not let you share a meal.
Theres some great foods & breakfasts that can be shared easily.
Theres 3 of us and we usually get 1 breakfast and a breakfast sandwich and split it between the 3 of us.
Some people take cereal and buy milk, you get a fridge in your room.

Have you priced up a holiday online, just to get an idea?
As mentioned before, I wouldnt tell them you have vouchers until after they have given you a price-just in case.

good luck and ask as many questions as you want, we're all here to help.
Great point! The portions of food at WDW are HUGE compared to the offerings at DLP, you can EASILY share a meal with a 5 year old. We usually get 2 breakfasts between the 3 of us and don't always manage to eat it all.

If you can book before the current deal ends and get free dining, it will save you a lot of money in food costs.
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Yes, if you get free dining, you will get 2 meals and a snack every day. It will essentially mean you have an all inclusive type deal. It will be a little more, but you won't have any food costs (or very little food costs because you might want a character meal or something). If you have any questions, feel free to send me a Private Message and I'll be happy to help. WDW is a VERY different beast to DLP, but we have done both and also Disneyland.

You could also go on to the WDW website and put in your dates to get prices direct from Disney to compare to. You could then use your vouchers for a fly/drive and book direct with Disney for your stay. There are lots of options open to you, but I really would consider going for a moderate resort to get the free dining deal. YOu also get a free $200 spending money gift card if you book direct with Disney, so if you use your vouchers for a fly/drive and then book the rest with Disney, you will also get some spending money into the bargain!
I tried a mock booking on the Disney website, and even though the $200 spending money was advertised, it didn't come up at the end, it just said that I got free dining. So maybe it wasnt available for my dates (10th to 24th oct )
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This year or 2014? For this year, the offer is not longer valid, for next year, the gift card is still part of the deal. It comes up in the list of extras at the bottom.
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The $200 is lited on the extras just before you get a price

I am looking at similar dates at its included for next year

I would look at a moderate resort too as the dining plan is great to have free. The moderates do vary in price so have a look at them all and see what looks best for you
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I tried a mock booking on the Disney website, and even though the $200 spending money was advertised, it didn't come up at the end, it just said that I got free dining. So maybe it wasnt available for my dates (10th to 24th oct )
I've just done mock bookings for you for those dates 2014.

AoA is £1613 with no dining plan, you can add the QSDP for £517.72 or the DP for £755.72. That includes your 14 day tickets & $200 gift card

CBR is £2230 with the QSDP free, upgrade to the DP £238. That also includes your 14 day tickets & $200 gift card.

The benefit of the DP over the QSDP is that it includes table service meals (character meals) but you don't NEED to upgrade.
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I've just done mock bookings for you for those dates 2014.

AoA is £1613 with no dining plan, you can add the QSDP for £517.72 or the DP for £755.72. That includes your 14 day tickets & $200 gift card

CBR is £2230 with the QSDP free, upgrade to the DP £238. That also includes your 14 day tickets & $200 gift card.

The benefit of the DP over the QSDP is that it includes table service meals (character meals) but you don't NEED to upgrade.
Sorry I'm so confused, what does DP, QSDP, CBR??? I don't know what one workout cheaper or better value as I have no idea what these things mean etc
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