My mother is dying of triple negative breast cancer. She always wanted to take her family to WDW. If she recovers some strength, she plans to do this but I would be planning everything for her. If that never happens, I would like to fulfill her wish with an annuity she is leaving me. I have already determined that four AoA suites would work for us comfortably, but I'm unsure what to do about food. Option 1: Buy DDP for everyone (enough to pay for 3 meals) --No effort on their part to budget for more expensive meals (character) --Will relatives not understand DDP as newbies and end up spending their pocket money to make up the deficit that I'd rather they save for souvenirs? Option 2: Determine a reasonable amount for 3 meals per person at WDW and buy giftcards/prepaid visas for each family --Have to trust that relatives will use money for food and spend wisely to last the week What would you do and what is a reasonable amount per person for 7 nights/6 days at WDW? We never buy DDP because we can eat cheaper even with 2-3 character meals. I plan to purchase Unofficial Guides for each family and "educate" them on many things before we go, like DDP if I purchase.