I'm starting to feel like a real weirdo because I went through the menus on allears.net, adding up meals and snacks for a hypothetical WDW visit. And for my family the dining plan would save us a few hundred bucks. Yet most posts here mention what a waste it is. Maybe I'm seriously overestimating how much we'd eat or something. We'd be two adults, one child, one under three, with a few character breakfasts. My husband and I drink a soft drink with meals and usually get an appetizer or dessert. Sometimes both - we enjoy eating, I won't lie. This was one or two TS meals and one QS a day. Maybe I'm the right demographic for it or something but the DP is coming up the winner even if I plan to bring in some food and most drinks from outside.