Just Keep Swimming
- Sep 20, 2009
Free Dining comes out to be a discount of:For those who have booked bounce back with a room discount, do you buy the dining plan? Do you find it saves you more to do the room discount than free dining?
$55 per adult and $26 per child, per night, staying Value or Mod
$78 per adult and $30.50 per child, per night, staying Deluxe
You can compare those numbers with the room discount. In general, FD is a better deal when staying in values, room discount is a better deal when staying Deluxe. The higher the number of Disney adults in the room and the cheaper the resort is, the higher the probability that FD is the better deal. The smaller the number of Disney adults in the room and the more expensive the resort is, the higher the probability that room discount is a better deal.
Also, you need to have a minimum 4 day park hopper ticket for FD. The PH can add an unnecessary expense to those that don’t need it.
Finally, FD dates look to be extremely limited for 2020. So, even if it’s a good deal for you, were you able to get it booked for your dates? And conversely, not every date is included in the BB room discount. So, you have to do the actual math of both discounts to determine which one is a better deal.
P.S. - we have not purchased the dining plan since we had two Disney kids (under 9), but we have booked FD once and have a FD trip coming up (4 Disney adults, staying mod).