We are going the 20-26 of Dec with DH's entire family(15 in total). I am DVC member and have annual passes. We have 7 of us on our resie (my fam of 5 plus my MIL and FIL). We made all our ADRs way back in June (though are still keeping an eye out for that illusive Le Cellier). 1 of my 2 SILs are also DVC members who frequent Disney. They decided not to do the DDP as they like to get apps and not desserts and don't use the snacks. For them, it's best to pay OOP. SIL talked my MIL into not wanting/needing to get the DDP(MIL and FIL also don't care to get desserts) and since MIL is on our resie...we couldn't get the DDP. We were fine with that, since it is known that you can do 1TS and 1CS per day for less than the $48 cost of the DDP, but you'd have to do menu places(not buffets/family style) and not get dessert and not get the most expensive thing on the menu. Well, the inlaws like the buffet/family style places. We told them if we were going to pay OOP, that we'd prefer to keep the buffet/fam style places to a minimum. Here is what was picked: 12/20-nothing most of us were thinking a CS as our plane gets in at 3:45 (SIL 1 wants to try to walk up to Ohana because it's her family tradition to do it the 1st night, but I the earliest I could get it all week was the 23rd at 8:00- the 1st night was 9:45 and SIL 1 were the only ones wanting to do the late one) 12/21-Biergarten dinner(MIL and SIL 1 picked) 12/22-Bongo dinner(SIL 2 picked) 12/23-Ohana dinner(everyone picked) 12/24-Whispering Canyon lunch (my pick) 12/25-Rose and Crown lunch(picked by default...SIL 1 wanted Yachtsman or everyone wanted Le Cellier) SIL 1 and MIL are also talking about doing the Candlelight Processional package with Rose and Crown,but want it on the 24th for Susan Lucci (and I can still get it). So I may be adding that for just SIL 1, BIL, MIL and FIL(nobody else wants to do it). Also, just to have something, I also booked Liberty Tree Tavern last night...for the 20th becuase my FIL and DH love that place and wanted to do it, but SIL 1 doesn't like it and that's why we didn't book it to begin with (I got a table for 7 and a table for 8 and we can cancel a table if the the SILs don't want to go) . I figure we will be at MK that night as it's opened the latest. So, here's my question. We were thinking of getting the DDP and getting it for MIL and FIL as a Christmas present to them. It's more than we typically spend on them and we aren't rolling in the dough right now. But my DH is paying for my mom and I to cruise in April as a Christmas present to my mom (and late birthday present to me) and that is costing a little more than we'd spend on both inlaws DDP. My calculations have the DDP being the same or even a bit better/cheaper than paying OOP. Plus, if 7 of the 15 of us have the DDP, than figuring out the bill will be easier for my 2 SILs. Should I go ahead and get the DDP for the 7 of us? Should I tell SILs that I'm doing it?