Disney Dining Plan calculator - Amazing Tool!!!

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  1. omgninjas

    omgninjas Earning My Ears

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    According to this, it's pretty much a wash, as I suspected. Paying OOP for meals would save me about 50 dollars. However, without the DDP, I'd skip a lot of the TS meals we have planned in favour of cheaper (often unhealthier) fare, and would have to pay OOP for the refillable mugs (for 7!!), lose the 15% discount at the activity centre and our group would be splitting bills at each meal instead of all just paying a portion of what the DDP costs and taking turns with tips - To me, that's worth it.
     
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  3. Karebear

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    It won't let me do it either. When I try to log on, it says error. How are you all getting it to work? Would love to try it!
     
  4. nonstopdisneymom

    nonstopdisneymom Mouseketeer

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    Okay I emailed the guy. he said To compare apples to apples you would have to add $15pp onto your out-of-pocket because he did not include the FREE refillable mugs that is included in the DP.

    For some this may not be a big deal but for me every member would have a refillable mug and that add on $75 onto our out-of-pocket.
     
  5. Robbi

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    At first I couldn't use it either. Then I noticed a notification bar that had an enable editing button that I had to click. It was fine after I did that.
     
  6. christianweecare

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    I can't download without first logging in but I don't see a place to register???:confused3
     
  7. frannn

    frannn <font color=blue>please stop the madnesssss alread

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    When I click the link on the webpage, I get an "error on page" message. I also tried to login/sigin, and I get the same error. Can someone who already downloaded it post it here, or is that not allowed?
     
  8. Roccosmom

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    Same for me... :confused: I see "login/sign up" but when I click on it nothing happens
     
  9. AngiTN

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    I'm wondering if some of you have browser settings that are preventing the sign in box from opening. I have had it work fine with Chrome on both a MAC and a PC. I have all default settings on Chrome on both systems. So if you are having issues with your browser letting you even download it, try Chrome. It works for me.
     
  10. MamaJessie

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    Good point!
     
  11. aaarcher86

    aaarcher86 DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for the mug info
     
  12. DisneyDiana

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    Yes, thanks for clarifying the refiilable mug situation. We love the mugs and all get one. We had a savings of $20 OOP but with mugs added we will probably save some $. I am one for the convenience of the DDP anyway. We bring my Mom and she is type that will always order the cheapest item even if she really wants the more expensive one. The DDP eliminates this type of thinking for her.
     
  13. DonaldnDaisy5

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    I am trying to download the sheet but it says i have to sign up/log in. When i try to click that link nothing happens....any ideas?
     
  14. Karebear

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    Thanks for the input--I have been looking for a notification bar or something--there is nothing--just error on page at the bottom. Very frustrating! Can somebody who has downloaded it post it here (or is that not allowed)? Thanks so much!
     
  15. nkereina

    nkereina Last chance to lose your keys.

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    I used google chrome and was able to open it fine. For those who can't open it, try another browser.

    This is a great tool. I put it all the places we'd like to eat on our next trip even though it would exceed the number of credits we would have on regular DDP, and there was a difference of $7 between OOP entirely vs. doing DDP and paying for some ADRs OOP. So, I think we will do DDP next trip and just pay for the cheapest meals they suggested OOP. It actually is a better deal, since we would get dessert with every meal rather than picking and choosing like we would if we were paying OOP.

    As for the discount portion, it shows we are better off getting the free dining discount than taking a room discount. This is also great information.
     
  16. Karebear

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    Was able to open it with google chrome--thanks!
     
  17. 6disneykids

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    I had a lot of fun with this tool, I added up where our current ADRs are for on our up coming trip, and TiW is the best $ option for us, however, my wonderful husband saw it and said, I still want to do DxDP, (difference was about $80), if we had to use a gift card or credit card after each meal, he would order the least expensive thing, want to share it, and have no snacks for anyone. So any savings aren't worth it to him, he'd rather pay upfront, and not think about it anymore so he could enjoy his vacation. :)
     
  18. Queen2PrincessG

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    I know its safe to say for my family the dining plan always saves us the headache of budgeting for food AND when we go on vacation we tend to eat more than when we are home and choose more expensive items.
     
  19. AngiTN

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    Both of these are why I've done the DP in one way or another on all of our trips. It's just easier. It neither saves or costs us money. But the ease of dining is worth a lot to me (and DH) so it is the safe choice for us. We never share meals and I love not having to look at the cost of a menu item. This trip we even got GC to cover tips. If we wanted to we could go and never spend a single cent OOP (though I know we'll hit up a shop or two)

     
  20. El Perro

    El Perro Earning My Ears

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    This is awesome! Thanks for posting!

    Best use of it I've found is to compare whether the dining plan or room discount is a better deal (Free Dining or Resort Discount tab). We're actually better off getting the free dining plan and paying rack rate for our cabin - but not by much (about $130).

    This also confirms that the changes they made this year (eliminating appetizers for adults at TS restaurants) means that the regular dining plan is no longer a good value. I don't think there's any reason to get the dining plan anymore unless it's free AND you save more money over a "room only" discount. That's become increasingly rare.
     
  21. nkereina

    nkereina Last chance to lose your keys.

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    Appetizers have not been available on the regular dining plan for the last couple of years. They are still available on the DxDP only.
     

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