This atually will be my 5th time at WDW, but 1st time without any children. We're going in Dec. 2012. We've always done the dining plan and character meals, but this time will be with my DS26 and DD23. Do you think the dining plan is better this time than OOP as we want to go to some nicer restaurants. Is it cheaper to do the dining plan and then we can still go to those restaurants. It is nice knowing that the food part is already paid for before going down there and I'm still deciding whether or not to do the park hopper also. I want to be able to just go anywhere and do everything we want this time. We like doing the EMH's morning and evening. Thanks to all who help. I really appreciate it.