We are jones'ing for a trip to the World, and trying to make it all come together in late January 2013. We have been DVC members, but with the change in the economy, we are no longer I am noticing that we could double our trip if we didn't stay onsite. But this is a completely foreign venture for us!! We have our favorite onsite restaurants, and I was trying to price out eating at those places only, but then trying to save money by cooking at a rental or suite hotel. Obviously this would mean carrying in our lunches and snacks. This would mean no dining plan - which is another substantial savings - yet also foreign. (We have some pretty complicated food intolerances and allergies and LOVE Disney's amazing accommodations, so we aren't opposed to eating on property - just trying to stay longer by not staying on site and saving money somewhere.) Then comes the question about the cost of parking. This all still has to be cheaper than the all inclusive price we just got for the "Dine, Play, Stay" cardmember deal. I am convinced, but now I have to convince my other half that it really is OK not to stay onsite?!!! HELP!!