Long time DVC'er here. We have never ever considered using a dining plan, but next May, we are heading down for a week. Our party consist of me, my wife, my son and his wife and their 2 year old, my daughter and her husband and their 1 year old. Our last trip together, we found the cost of eating in the parks and restaurants has risen exorbitantly, and our food budget (not really but what I expected to spend) was gone much more quickly than before. As DVC'ers, we often eat in the room as least one meal a day, yet in looking at our upcoming trip, I think this may be something we should consider. I expect we will do at least show (most likely hoopty do review) and perhaps another double credit sit down meal. Tell me why we should or shouldn't do one of the prepaid dining plans. Thanks in advance.