OK this will be a rather long post, so thanks for sticking with me and giving me your thoughts! I was originally dead set AGAINST doing DDP this next trip. Last 2 trips with DH, DD and I (DH was 2 or under so didnt pay), we got FD as part of our fall deal. This time, arriving September 29th for 6 nights, its just DD and I (she will be 3). Were staying at AoA, LM rooms, so I know there will be no FD or room discount. Which is OK, because I priced it and its about the same to do the LM room and add Dining than switching to POR with FD if they offer it, and Id rather stay at AoA LM rooms this time (usually go moderates, but this is for her and she LOVES Ariel). So I thought, since its just me and DD, Im mostly going to do CS. Were on a budget, and its easier and cheaper. Therefore, no dining plan needed. Then I started doing my research and put a tentative plan together. I went on allears.net to check menus and prices, and when I add it all up, well tell me if I got this right (everything is for one adult, one child and for me I only get an entrée, and I included 6% tax): Day 1: Lunch at AoA: $18 Dinner at Pecos Bill: $17 Day 2: Breakfast in room Lunch at Tamu Tamu: $19 (I didnt see any kid menu options?) Dinner for me at the Food & Wine Festival: $40 (guesstimating) Dinner for her at a CS (babysitting done by in-laws): $8 Day 3: Breakfast at Tusker House: $54 Lunch at AoA: $18 Dinner at Be Our Guest: $35 Day 4: Breakfast in room Lunch at Tangierine: $21 Dinner out in Orlando somewhere: $30 (guesstimating) Day 5: Breakfast in room Lunch at Be Our Guest: $22 Dinner at Cinderellas Royal Table: $107 (already paid this whoa! but a must-do for me this trip) Day 6: Breakfast in room Lunch at a tbd CS in HS (I know, I know!): $18 Dinner at AoA: $18 Day 7: Breakfast in Room Lunch at Cosmic Rays: $17 Add to that I will likely spend $5 per day on snacks ($5 x 6 days = $30) even though I pack most of my own... try telling a 3 y.o. she can't have a Mickey ice cream every day of her vacation. So before any tips (I want to compare apples to apples with getting the DP or not), Im looking at spending about $472. Does this look right? The Dining Plan for the 6 nights would be $436. In my plan I have 9 CS and 4 TS (CRT counts for 2), but could easily do 2 more TS instead of CS. I wouldnt go into Orlando to eat. Id have to pay 2 additional tips than originally planned but were only looking at $20 more. Id use most of my snack credits on the F&W festival, so that would be almost free. Id have to pay for 2 CS meals out of pocket, so another $36. This reasoning brings my total WITH dining plan and OOP expenses (before equivalent tips) to $492 vs. all OOP $472 (before equivalent tips). What do you think? Is my math right? Am I losing my marbles over-planning this vacation? It was so much easier when I had FD, I didnt have to think about it! What would YOU do? Thanks!