4/3 or free dining-Which deal is better

Discussion in 'Disney Discount Codes and Rates' started by vicki845, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. vicki845

    vicki845 DIS Veteran

    Feb 20, 2007
    Caribbean Beach for 2 adults and 2 kids
    8/8-8/15 with tickets including water parks

    2483.40 if I add the dining plan

    In hopes of free dining on 8/16

    The same package 8/17-8/24

    2287.68 which should included dining in the price.

    The difference is 195.00

    It looks like free dining would be a better deal. Right?
  2. nicky mouse

    nicky mouse Mouseketeer

    Apr 5, 2006
    It looks like free dining would be better in your case and probably is at the moderates and values, if you are going to buy the dining plan anyway.

    In the 4/3 deal you don't have to have the dining plan to get the discount, so for families who aren't going to buy the dining plan the 4/3 deal might still work out to be cheaper, because they maybe able to plan meal in a way that is cheaper than the dining plan would be.

    But at the deluxe resorts 4/3 might be a better deal because the room rates are so much higher.

    Last year this time, someone on the dis did a big spread sheet comparing 40% (and maybe some other discount rates as well) to free dining and 40% was a better deal in many cases (smaller parties or families with kids under 9) at the deluxe resorts.

    Happy planning

    SIMMSMOUSE Mouseketeer

    Sep 11, 2008
    Free dining is way bette if the kids are over 9. Although I would book 4/3 deal because it is available. There is no for sure way to tell whether or not they will offer free dining but I believe they will. You could always cancel and rebook free dining when it come out. I will be at CBR pirate room May 21-28 I can't wait.pirate:


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