1st trip to WDW and need help with DxDDP...

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Plan' started by cater00, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Debbie Jean

    Debbie Jean DIS Veteran

    Feb 22, 2005
    I just wanted to say I am very impressed with your whole thought/planning process... the first trip is always the hardest to plan because every family is different... you really did your homework! :thumbsup2

    BTW, we like the deluxe because it's so much easier to do the 2TS restaurants... with all the snack credits we never need to pay for anything OOP :goodvibes
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  3. VAN

    VAN DIS Veteran

    Feb 5, 2004
    I suggested the regular dining plan; HOWEVER, if your budget allows the deluxe plan will be the way to go.

    Most people are trying to watch their $$, but if this isn't a concern for you, then you will want to go deluxe.
  4. ccgia

    ccgia momluvsher3

    Oct 10, 2007
    If you are getting the deluxe dining plan, it truly is too much food, to have 3 sit down meals a day, what you might want to do is book a breakfast around 830 or 900 am and then book an early dinner for around 430 or so, and have a snack in between, because if you book breakfast at 830 buy the time it's 1200 or so you are really not hungry yet...and then to eat again at 500 you are going to be eating all the time and not really feeling hungry.

    and as far as the snacks, you definetly will not use all of them...on our last day before our flight and after we already checked out of our room, we went to the gift shop and had about 20 snack credits left and bought a lot of snacks for the plane and to take home

    you might want to eat at places where they require 2 meal tickets, like cinderella's royal castle or the hoop dee doo review or mickey's backyard barbque

    also, as far as the park hopper, we did get it and only used it one day because we were at animal kingdom and they closed early and we went over to magic kindgom to see the firework show one night, so check out the times the parks close on the days you are going

    hope this helps you

    DISNEYNY DIS Veteran

    Mar 9, 2007
    You know your family best! I see you have many early ADR's planned for breakfast. If you want to do these breakfasts & the 2 credit meals then the deluxe plan might be a good thing for you. For my family we could never make it to 7:30 & 8:00 ADR's every morning of our trip. We always get the regular plan, but we are not big breakfast eaters....we usually just eat in our room and grab an early CS lunch. Your plan looks fun...have a great time. :goodvibes
  6. eileen2664

    eileen2664 Earning My Ears

    Nov 14, 2005
    We just got back (last night) from 8 nights of DxDDP. Our biggest mistake was planning dinners at 8. Eating at that time wasn't a big deal, it was getting done at a decent time and then getting back to the hotel (since nearly all of our dinners were in resorts, it took awhile to get back to our resort). Figure 1 1/2 hrs (give or take a bit) for dinner and another 1 1/2 hrs to get back to the room and that made for some late nights. Then of course we had a couple of early breakfasts at 8am.....bad idea. I should have planned at least some dinners for 6 or 7, especially before an early morning.

    Aside from that, we liked it (and the couple of times we did counter service reminded me how much I like TS better). We're not sure if we'd do it again or pay OOP, but it was nice to do once and try so many resturaunts that we hadn't tried last time.


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