Dining Plan worth it?

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  1. kris4360

    kris4360 DIS Veteran

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    And that is great for you! But I go for different reasons and you shouldn't let that bother you so much.
     
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  3. kevschickee

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    Thank you!!!
     
  4. kevschickee

    kevschickee DIS Veteran

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    It's not me who has something to say every time someone posts something good about the ddp. J seems to thinks it's his job to "correct" everyone.
     
  5. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    The DP is great for us because we like one TS per day, no more. We dont like appetizers at all. But we love dessert. Without the DP, i've spend a fortune on dining. I've tried both, and the DP definitely works best for us. Thats not hard to believe is it?
     
  6. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    Lol Ya i noticed.
     
  7. kevschickee

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    Lol I just don't understand how I'm the one playing tit for tat.
     
  8. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    Dont worry. Some ppl just like to stir things up. They get excited when they see an opportunity to start a fight with someone i guess. :confused3
     
  9. kris4360

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    So true!
     
  10. kevschickee

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    You are right on!!
     
  11. winterman

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    I agree. In Sept. 2005 DH and I stayed at POP for the first Free Dining offering. We loved it! As I recall, the DDP at that time included appetizer, tax and tip and it was the regular DDP that was free in the value resorts. We thought it was such a good deal that we were going to pay for it on our next trip. Then came 2006 and they lost the appetizer. (and the tip?) Suddenly, it was not such a great deal. We went got free dining 4 more times but never paid for the DDP. We even enjoyed the QSDP during our last stay at POP.

    During our several non-free dining stays we did eat at TS restaurants almost daily. In the last few years, I found that my eating style didn't really work with the DDP - I usually preferred an appetizer and soup or salad rather than an entrée.

    I haven't seriously looked into it, but it has seemed that Deluxe DDP has been a good deal if you want to eat 3 TS meals a day but how many people can or want to eat that much?

    :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:
     
  12. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    Thanks. :cool1: LOL!

    Everyone has a different opionion about the DP. Many think its trash and a waste of money. I personally love it. I spend A FORTUNE paying OOP. It just doesnt work for me. Period. If you (general you) like paying OOP, good for you. But nothing you say will convince me that the DP is trash. Cause i personally love it!
     
  13. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    I think the best way to use the Delux DP is to book either a bfast or lunch, then a signature dinner each night. I wouldnt do it any other way. 3 TS in one day is awful, i really cant imagine.
     
  14. bdklein

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    J Swift, you are right on!!!!
     
  15. martinezmom3

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    Yes, I think this is the issue. There are plenty of under informed people who use the dining plan because it sounds like a fairy tale, but we're writing our experiences with the dining plan amongst a group of people who do a great deal of research and have a great deal of experience with Disney. It doesn't seem like such a stretch that many of the people on these boards are some of those fortunate people who have learned to make the dining plan work for their family, and they enjoy it. When you're posting about something that you personally experienced and enjoy, I can see the frustration in someone else basically telling you, "no, you didn't actually enjoy that, no, that doesn't actually work for your family, you should try this my way", because obviously there are many variables that go into making and paying and eating these plans. When someone feels that they enjoy the dining plan, most of what I read is "we loved it, but you should check the numbers and see how it works out for you" most of what I see from those who are opposed to the dining plan is "hey, check my spreadsheet, the dining plan will work for no one, and even if it does, you still could've done it better my way"..... If you like it, say so, if you don't, say so, but there's no need to tell anyone else why "they" shouldn't be enjoying DDP when they've already stated that they do, just leave it be. Tell the OP the reasons you personally don't enjoy the plan, for your personal situation, because there's no real way for you to determine anyone else's.
     
  16. kevschickee

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    Classy
     
  17. Jonathan Swift

    Jonathan Swift I'm being sarcastic...or am I?

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    I've asked you to clarify your position. You seem to have interpreted that as an insult. Your examples (if I can call them that) of "convenience" and "savings" are illogical. You haven't been able to explain any of it, yet you continue to parrot how great the DDP is. You know you're wrong, but can't admit it. It's cognitive dissonance at its finest. What's really silly about all this arguing is that it involves simple math. It's relatively easy to tell whether or not the DDP makes sense or not, and for the majority of cases, it doesn't. You don't have to take my or anyone else's word for it. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are the only tools you need. (Of course, a spreadsheet helps.)

    As far as who's being unreasonable, I'll let the comments speak for themselves.
     
  18. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    You know, these threads almost always end up in a tussle between the pro-dining-plan and anti-dining-plan factions. It's going to be closed now because that's basically all it is at the moment and isn't about imparting helpful information anymore.

    As for the dining plan...do the math regarding what you'd pay for dining otherwise. See if it works for your family. If you just want it because you feel it would be convenient, and not so much to save money, factor that in too.
     
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