Help me maximze my ddp- what shoukd i pay oop?

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Plan' started by Kebby, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Kebby

    Kebby Mouseketeer

    May 9, 2004
    We have always done the deluxe plan, but I wanted to try cl this time so we have the regular plan.

    Here is my dining- what should I pay for oop? We are two adults and three kids

    Day 1. Arrive around 4 at poly. Dinner chef mickeys

    Day 2. Resort day. B fast ohans
    Lunch captain cooks
    Dinner. T-Rex

    Day 3 MK
    B fast Kona cafe
    Lunch bog
    Dinner 1900 park fare

    Day 4 EP
    B fast cap cooks
    Lunch chef de France
    Dinner CP package Rose n Crown

    Day 5. Rest
    B fast Kona cafe
    Dinner Plaza( MVMCP)
    Day 6 boys to universal, girls look at x mas decor

    B fast- CRT
    Dinner- 50s prime time and Osborne lights
    day 7 AK
    B fast - tusker house
    Lunch flame tree
    Dinner- ohans

    Day 8 hs
    B fast- Hollywood and vine
    Lunch- ?
    Dinner( either BOG at MK or we may change to fort wilderness and do the sleigh ride and chip and dale campfire)
    Day 9
    B fast- capt cooks, then MK EMH for a few hrs, then fly home.

    I was thinking:

    - on the day my hubby goes to universal, I will have 3 extra credits. Thinking we could split a meal at BOG, T. rex and chef de France to conserve credits
    - I am thinking we then pay oop for both Kona breakfasts, dinner at the plaza, and 50s prime time.
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  3. sharonabe

    sharonabe DIS Veteran

    May 22, 2009
    Without counting Day 6, you have 14 credits allocated, but you only have 8 to use. Do you have kids in your group?

    Kona breakfasts and Plaza are definite OOP, so that leaves 3 more you need to do OOP plus your Day 6 plans. What are ages of "the girls" that will be eating that day?
  4. Dizneydaz

    Dizneydaz DIS Veteran

    Jul 12, 2005
    So much depends on what you will order.

    Basically, TS breakfasts would be ones you might consider paying OOP for, except of course buffets.

    One thing to consider is you don't have to pay with credits or all OOP for your meals. What I mean is you can opt to pay for 1 or more meals OOP at a location and use credits for the remainder. This may be the best way to maximize your credits.
  5. AmMeinOh

    AmMeinOh Earning My Ears

    Oct 12, 2009
    We have always paid for CRT out of pocket rather than use 2 credits for it.
  6. Nohal

    Nohal DIS Veteran

    Sep 28, 2008
    If you are staying club level I would eat breakfast there thus eliminating 2TS at Kona and 1CS at Capn Cooks. I would also recommend splitting meals as that is a good way to conserve credits. Make sure you use all of your counter service credits because right now you aren't using all of them.
  7. Bete

    Bete DIS Veteran

    Sep 14, 1999
    Day 4 CP package at Rose and Crown. Since this takes 2 credits each I would do this OOP.

    Day 5 Plaza meal is a cheaper place and OOP is fine there

    Day 7 Tusker House. This place seems to have the cheaper buffet prices.

    Also, take into consideration that you can combine some snack credits to make a meal.

    As other posters have stated since you are club level go eat the included breakfast. Splitting meals can work well. You can't split a CP package.
  8. smiths02

    smiths02 DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2009
    Unsolicited advice:
    Are you getting free dining because otherwise it doesn't look like the dining plan is a good fit for you. You have too many TS and not enough CS. Also 2 of your CS are breakfast at Capn Cooks...why would you go there for breakfast instead of eat in the lounge?

    You could use CS credits instead of dinner at the Plaza and use CS credits for lunch at the QS in France instead of going to Chefs. (And eat breakfast in the lounge on your two Capn Cook breakfast days if you need more CS credits)
  9. Kebby

    Kebby Mouseketeer

    May 9, 2004
    Thanks so much for the advice! Truth be told, we are going with a large group of family who all have deluxe dining. If not fir them, we would utilize the cs credits differently, but because of them we have loads of ts

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