Hi~ We are about to book our trip for February. I am totally new to Disney planning and a bit overwhelmed. My question is, if we book a value hotel with the free dining plan, can we upgrade that Quick Service dining plan to the Basic one? And does anyone know how much that usually costs for a 7 night trip? I have two friends who said they did that but my travel agent said she doesn't think you can. (??) Or, are we better off upgrading to a moderate hotel and just getting that Basic dining plan included? We are planning to stay at Pop Century at this point. We are a family of 4 (2 girls, 8 and turning 6 on the day we leave for Disney ). The main reason we want to upgrade is to have the option to do some character meals ... for which I am hoping we will still be able to get reservations at this "late" date. (I'm not used to planning my meals 3-6 months ahead of time. ;-) Can I call and inquire about reservation availability before we have a confirmation # or do I need to wait? I think once we get this question(s) answered, we'll be ready to book. Yay!!