The 12 days of... the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan! 11/16 Update ...Complete!

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  1. MrBean

    MrBean Runnin' Dopey

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    Well, just back from a wonderful 12 day/12 night (we arrived just before midnight the first night) trip to the World during the crazy Spring Break/Easter period of time (3/22 through 4/3). This trip was a last hurrah (for the time being at least) for my DW and I, as we're expecting our first baby in a few months. Luckily the amount of time we were there afforded us the opportunity to take it slower, make extensive use of fastpasses, and not get as caught up in the craziness!

    Both of us are not very picky eaters. We love the whole food spectrum from a good steak (although the DW had to get hers well done :( ), seafood, sushi, flatbread, ribs, whatever... you name it. One of our favorites is dinner at Boma, as the variety and unique spices are very appealing to us. As for service, the main way I gauge a server is at what point or how long it takes for drink refills to arrive (especially coffee in the morning :) ).

    In order to keep track of details of our dining experiences, I created cool little books to write details and ratings in. As ratings can easily vary from person to person, my DW and I had separate books, which means double the ratings ;)

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    The Plan:
    Day 1
    B: Crystal Palace
    L: The Plaza
    D: CRT

    Day 2
    L: Yak & Yeti
    D: Boma

    Day 3
    B: Brown Derby
    L: Mama Melrose
    D: Kouzzina

    Day 4
    L: Le Cellier
    D: Kona Cafe

    Day 5
    B: Boma
    D: Jiko

    Day 6
    B: Kona Cafe
    L: Liberty Tree Tavern
    D: Artist Point

    Day 7
    L: Tusker House
    D: Citricos

    Day 8
    B: Kouzzina
    L: Rose & Crown Pub
    D: Narcoossee's

    Day 9
    L: Tutto Italia
    D: Flying Fish Cafe

    Day 10
    L: Le Cellier
    D: O'hana

    Day 11
    B: 1900 Park Fare
    D: California Grill

    Day 12
    B: Grand Floridian Cafe
    L: Wolfgang Puck Cafe

    The Rating System:
    We decided to use the Zagat categories of Food, Decor, Service, and Cost. The first three categories are given a rating from 0 to 5 Mickeys, and Cost is everything covered under the DlxDDP (not including extras, such as alcohol, tip, etc).
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    The Value (at a glance):
    For those that want the quick and dirty of whether the DlxDDP was worth it and/or how much was saved, here's an overview:
    Deluxe Dining Plan cost: $1727.96
    Refillable mugs: $27.54
    Snacks total: 48 x $3 = $144 (didn't track all snacks, but this is a lowball figure as most used were between $3.50 - $4.25)
    Meals total: $2494.45
    Total Deluxe Dining Plan value: $2665.99
    Total Savings: $938.03 (35.2% savings)

    On to the reviews (and pictures)!!
     
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  3. lynn46356

    lynn46356 DIS Veteran

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    I for one can't wait for the pictures and reviews . Hope you had a wonderful time also!!!!
     
  4. John's Mom

    John's Mom Jambo Wildbunch Gang

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    Count me in! popcorn::
     
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    Me too! popcorn::
     
  6. wyonative78

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    Love the book idea! :thumbsup2 Can't wait to read your reviews!!
     
  7. disneyjunebug

    disneyjunebug Three greatest guys in the world: Bill Nye, Micke

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    Looking forward to this one! Cute idea!
     
  8. vinotinto

    vinotinto Just Keep Swimming

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    The books is tooo cute! :thumbsup2 12 days of deluxe dining! Is there a symbol/smilie for drool?

    don't leave us hanging!
     
  9. RachaelA

    RachaelA DIS Veteran

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    Subscribing! I love dining reviews!!!
     
  10. goodferry

    goodferry DIS Veteran

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    I am in, DH and I are doing 8 solo days for our anniversary this summer (kids will be with my mom). We too will be on the deluxe plan BUT two of those days will be on the Platinum plan! Can't wait to see what it's like!
     
  11. KatMark

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    I'm in...love the book.
     
  12. katiebelle21

    katiebelle21 DIS Veteran

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    I love your little books! It looks like you had a nice selection of restaurants.
    Also, congratulations for your little one!
     
  13. angelsmith52

    angelsmith52 Mouseketeer

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    I'm in! Can't wait!
     
  14. princessallegra

    princessallegra They call me Mrs. Disney

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    Looks great!!! What a terrific trip you guys were able to take at such an exciting time!! A little baby on the way!!! Can't wait to read your reviews!! Love that you're using the Zagat format. :goodvibes:goodvibes
     
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    Count me in!
     
  16. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    Ooh this sounds great. Looking forward to reading your reviews and love your rating system :)
     
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    I am in.
     
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    Subbed and waiting for the food...popcorn::

    ~Beka~
     
  19. Kim in TN

    Kim in TN Disney & Dachshund Lover Lurks daily, posts rarel

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    I can't wait!
     
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    Im in too!
     
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    Can't wait!
     

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