Last updated on August 28th, 2016 at 01:01 pm
Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about regarding the Disney Dining Plan? Is it worthwhile for your family to add the plan? I always tell guests that if you are thinking about a lot of character meals the Basic Dining Plan is definitely worth it. [ctt template=”8″ link=”6cKH7″ via=”yes” ]Dinner with a Princess can easily cost a family of 4 over $200! @familyvacayus[/ctt]
While you do pay for the plan upfront it is nice to think of it as pre-paying for your food. For some families they end up saving money when they purchase the plan. While, others (like mine) end up not utilizing the entire plan and then the financial commitment doesn’t make sense. If you know that you are going to need to purchase at least 2 Mickey bars per day (for the kids of course), and knowing that 2 snacks per day are built in, then it might be the right choice for your family.
Here are the links to everything you will need to know about the 3 Disney Dining Plans offered to guests as a vacation package add on. Remember in order to add the Dining Plan you must be staying at a Disney Resort and have park tickets. If you have been before, it is helpful to do a little math taking in to consideration where you have eaten in the past and the approximate cost of each meal. On our last Disney visit without a dining plan our family of 4 regularly spent $50 for quick service meals. Granted, our two children could have spilt most meals, as a lot of the food went to waste. Those are the types of factors that you will want to take into consideration.
Deluxe Dining Plan – 115.08 per adult per day / 35.49 per child per day.
Basic Dining Plan (the most popular plan) 63.70 per child per day/ 22.85 per child per day
Quick Service Plan 44.13 per adult per day/ 19.04 per child per day
Keep in mind that these plans and prices can change at anytime.