Free dining - upgrade?

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Plan' started by mpstm, May 22, 2010.

  1. mpstm

    mpstm Earning My Ears

    Jul 2, 2006
    DH & I are considering our 1st trip to Disney without kids (they're all grown up). Looking to stay 5 or 6 nights, sometime between late August or September 2010. I noticed the "free dining" ads, and I know that this is a really good deal. My question is: Does anyone know if you can "upgrade" the free dining plan to either the "Premium or Platnium" plan? If so, what is the cost, and IS IT WORTH IT. We've taken several "all-inclusives", but never to Disney.
  2. notaclue

    notaclue DIS Veteran

    Apr 30, 2007
    Last year we upgraded our free dining to the deluxe dining plan and paid the difference; it was about $30 per person per day.
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  4. Pumbaa_

    Pumbaa_ >Hakuna Matata!< Moderator

    Jan 7, 2001
    For 2 adults often the savings of a discount is better. For example, we are staying at YC with a 40% off discount. The discount translates to >$100 a night. If we had paid rack rate and gotten 'free' dining, we would have gotten less of a discount

    Research all discounts available and see if 'free' dining is the best dining

    In regards to the packages, also research this, The price for Platinum is very high and unless you use all the perks, you will not come out ahead.

    Depends on how much downtime you like and how much scheduled time you like
  5. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

    Jun 22, 2001
    Upgrading basic to deluxe in a non-peak season is $30 per adult per night.

    You can't upgrade the free dining plan to Premium or Platinum. They are not Disney Dining Plans. They are in a different category. Deluxe is the highest you can go.
  6. neile45

    neile45 Mouseketeer

    Feb 4, 2009
  7. vicki_c

    vicki_c DIS Veteran

    Dec 22, 2007
    Not sure what you are confused about. The other posters were talking about upgrading to Deluxe dining for $30/day (not the regular DDP) and also about the Premium/Platinum plans which is an entirely different thing (and not possible). The OP was asking about upgrading from the free regular DDP to a Platinum plan.

    No one was discussing Quick Service to Regular DDP.

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