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Old 07-30-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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Am i understanding this right

The ddp only gives you two meals? What about people that need three meals for medical reasons, I get that paying one Mel oop is better then paying for all three, but is it worth it.
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The DDP is worth it to me only if its free. I don't think I'd ever eat that much food at Disney.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:06 AM   #3
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The DDP is worth it to me only if its free. I don't think I'd ever eat that much food at Disney.
It is not that I need a lot food but it does help my medication do its job.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:09 AM   #4
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The Deluxe Dining Plan allows for 3 meals a day.

Any plan is only worth it if it suits the guest's eating habits. So that opinion is going to vary from person to person. For us, the plan costs more than what we pay out of pocket so we don't get it. For other people, it's a great savings. I believe there's a spreadsheet floating around here that will help you determine if the plan is cost effective. Hopefully, someone will link it for you.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:09 AM   #5
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The ddp only gives you two meals? What about people that need three meals for medical reasons, I get that paying one Mel oop is better then paying for all three, but is it worth it.
The value is different for everyone. Some people save money. Some people only eat 2 meals. It just varies too much depending on the person and when/where they eat.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:10 AM   #6
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The Deluxe Dining Plan allows for 3 meals a day.

Any plan is only worth it if it suits the guest's eating habits. So that opinion is going to vary from person to person. For us, the plan costs more than what we pay out of pocket so we don't get it. For other people, it's a great savings. I believe there's a spreadsheet floating around here that will help you determine if the plan is cost effective. Hopefully, someone will link it for you.
Thank you so much I must have missed that in my panic thank you for pointing that out
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:15 AM   #7
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Thank you so much I must have missed that in my panic thank you for pointing that out
I just want to clarify that there are several dining plans which have different costs: Deluxe Dining Plan allows for three meals a day, the Plus Dining Plan (probably most common), and the Quick Service Dining Plan.

This link will explain the entitlements & costs: Dining Plan Info
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:22 AM   #8
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I just want to clarify that there are several dining plans which have different costs: Deluxe Dining Plan allows for three meals a day, the Plus Dining Plan (probably most common), and the Quick Service Dining Plan.

This link will explain the entitlements & costs: Dining Plan Info
Thank you
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:13 PM   #9
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Op, depending on how much you eat, the snack credit can get you a meal sized snack.

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Op, depending on how much you eat, the snack credit can get you a meal sized snack.

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Thank you btw who is Ted nugent
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:43 PM   #11
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The dining plans aren't meant for everyone. If it fit's your dining habits or needs then it is something to consider. If you require 3 full meals daily you could look into the Deluxe Plan since it gives you 3 dining credits per day, but it is a lot of food and a much more expensive plan. If you need food 3 times a day, but not necessarily 3 full meals, there are some snacks that are fairly substantial for which you could use snack credits.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:59 PM   #12
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1. The dining plans tend to be horrible values for most people.
2. Many breakfasts are a snack credit.
3. Portions are big, allowing for meal sharing, and thus 3 meals.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:09 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone, just to be clear I am not obsessed with food but it is of extreme importance for me to take my medication and function like everyone else and I am normal size I am 5ft 114 pounds size 2 but were bigger size close. But back on topic I got obsessed with the dinning plan when I saw it was free but I would have to stay at the grand Floridian or something to get my medical needs meet.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:19 PM   #14
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IMO it is NOT too much food and a great value. We simply brought zip lock bags and brought what we didn't finish for a snack later (as long as it hadn't been out too long). If you are getting the free dining plan you should be able to upgrade to another type for a fee (the difference in price of the plan, when we went we had the free quick service dining plan and I upgraded us to the regular).

We were also able to use the snack credit as a meal in some places. For example in Epcot at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie you can get a ham and cheese croissant for a snack credit. We simply bought a drink separately and that was lunch for the day.

If you can't eat whatever you want when on vacation, when can you?
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IMO it is NOT too much food and a great value. We simply brought zip lock bags and brought what we didn't finish for a snack later (as long as it hadn't been out too long). If you are getting the free dining plan you should be able to upgrade to another type for a fee (the difference in price of the plan, when we went we had the free quick service dining plan and I upgraded us to the regular).

We were also able to use the snack credit as a meal in some places. For example in Epcot at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie you can get a ham and cheese croissant for a snack credit. We simply bought a drink separately and that was lunch for the day.

If you can't eat whatever you want when on vacation, when can you?
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