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Old 03-12-2014, 11:56 AM   #76
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So, does this generally mean that there will be an increase in the individual meals, buffets as well?
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:10 PM   #77
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So, does this generally mean that there will be an increase in the individual meals, buffets as well?
No way to know if there is a direct correlation, but most Disney restaurant prices do increase on a regular basis, and buffets have the seasonal pricing too.
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:38 PM   #78
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I am A OK with this price increase.

Why?

Because its saving me money !

ok its only $5.18 over the whole trip, but anything is a win for me
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:20 AM   #79
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I just asked our TA to cancel our DDP (3 adults & 1 child... well, 2 children but one is 10, sigh) for the following reasons:
- we are staying 6 nights at AKL but will really only be there 5 days plus one dinner
- we eat on the "healthier" side (with treats here and there), so the idea of not being able to substitute a salad or app for one or both desserts per day is annoying. Yes, I know you can get a bottled water or piece of fruit but for $5 essentially? No.
- we are only doing two TS meals that fall "above the line" to make the plan worth it, according to http://wdwprepschool.com/maximizing-...dits-for-2014/

Was I crazy, or did we make the right choice?
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:12 AM   #80
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I don't think you're crazy. The dining plan doesn't work for the way everyone eats, so why should you buy something that doesn't work for you?
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:47 AM   #81
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Me too! Good info!
I know this seems like a lot but we found the dinning plan to be so worth it. We didn't have to worry about lugging bags of snacks around with us and we planned it out so that we could use part of the dinning plan to eat in Cinderella's castle!
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:11 AM   #82
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I know this seems like a lot but we found the dinning plan to be so worth it. We didn't have to worry about lugging bags of snacks around with us and we planned it out so that we could use part of the dinning plan to eat in Cinderella's castle!
I'm glad it worked out well for you! I do think it's often a toss up as to whether it's worth it, but I do feel good about canceling ours. However, it really changes my strategy for dining! Hello Counter Service! Lol. "Good value" eating options are pretty much opposite for DDP vs non-DDP.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:57 AM   #83
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Does the dining plan need to be added prior to arrival and if so how many days? Thks
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:25 AM   #84
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72 hours before arrival on a package reservation. 48 hours on a DVC reservation.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:42 PM   #85
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Thanks! This information is sooooo helpful!
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:23 PM   #86
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Is the price/day listed for the plans including tax?
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:46 PM   #87
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Is the price/day listed for the plans including tax?
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:54 PM   #88
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:59 PM   #89
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Hello everyone! New member here ().

We're hoping to book a trip to Disney for next year, but have read a couple of things about the dining plan that confused us. Maybe we didn't get the full picture, but anyway. Could anyone please confirm if there are any restrictions on the plan? For example, I'm sure I read somewhere that Chefs de France only let you order from the prix fixe menu if you're on dining plan, but for the life of me I can't find anything to confirm or deny this.

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Old 05-23-2014, 10:47 AM   #90
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Dining Plan Price

I just called to add the dining plan to our trip after crunching and recrunching the numbers and the CM told me it was now $63 a night for the regular DDP. I didn't add it. I said I thought it was $60.64 and she said, no now it is $63.

Can anyone confirm this? She wasn't the most magical CM so maybe she was just 'guestimating'.
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