Notice I said the dining plan fit our needs, not that it was necessarily the most cost-effective way to dine at Disney. My needs include ease of plan, having meals paid for ahead of time, not counting every penny when my daughter wants a Mickey ice cream, etc. I am a neonatal intensive care nurse. Making a mistake is giving a patient the wrong medication. NOT which dining plan my family chooses to utilize while vacationing in our happy place. But thanks for your concern!