After listening to 2 shows about the ddp, I am realizing how much there is to talk about with this somewhat polarizing trip option/add-on. There are a lot of topics and sub-topics to address on this subject that probably warrants a little more preparation and structure for this discussion. Obviously there is the financial outlay and how to potentially maximize each plan. There are the emotional and psychological pros and cons. But what about sharing meals, the fact that credits are all pooled together and active day of arrival, credits are based on the number of nights not the number of days, meal plan on split stays, why buffets may be a good or bad option, the addition of specialty drinks this year etc. I am very glad Jackie brought up the point about gratuity. I think that is something that is often not pointed out or thought of by the family that is considering the ddp for the first time. I typically budget $25-50 for tip for each table service reservation. Even with that there are different ways you can pay that gratuity too. I know you can find all this info on the boards but I would love a more thorough discussion of this topic by the dis crew. Just my opinion.