I was VERY skeptical about the dining plan. While we all love Disney World, we also know they are in the business of making money! This is in NO WAY a scam. In every way it is a DEAL!
To make it worth it and to maximize my cost savings, I did a TON of research. I had our meals planned out and our table service reservations made prior to going to Disney World. If you book with Play Your Way Travel, I'll do this for you!
One character dinner alone will cost a family of 4 over $160! A typical snack runs anywhere from $4.50-$6.00 and a quick meal at the parks...no less than $9 an entree and that doesn't include a drink!
Matt and I chose the Mid-Level Dining plan. This will give you one table service (sit down with waiter), 1 quick service (order at a counter...Panera like), a refillable drink mug for your trip and 1 snack per person per day. Children who are under 3 do not have to pay for a dining plan, they can just eat off your plate...or if you do a buffet like we did, they can just eat from there!
When we traveled, we paid for 4 dining plans...me, Matt and the two kids. The total for us was $774.50. I added up what we would have spent, had we paid cash for the exact meals. It would have been about $1,100, which is about a 30% savings!
For $774.50 we had every meal and snack covered for the 5 days we were there. (I brought breakfast to eat in the room so we did not spend any additional money). My kids got to have 4 character meals...which they LOVED! They met Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Daisy, Pluto, Donald, Tiger, Winnie the Pooh, Tiger, Rabbit, Owl, Handy Manny, Special Agent Oso, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and we never stood in line!
AND here is the best part...the food was DELICIOUS! We have some favorite restaurants and snacks that I'd love to share!
While we were there we never thought about money and food. We just used our Magic Bands to pay and BAM...DONE!
We will never travel to Disney World without the dining plan!
If you are ready to book your Disney World Vacation with Play Your Way Travel, please contact Kristin, our College of Disney Graduate and Authorized Disney Vacation Planner at (847) 804-0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Zackary EATS FOR FREE! All meals on the plan come with a drink too!
The characters even come sit at your table! Chef Mickeys for breakfast is as good as dinner! Mickey Mouse even brought Zackary a cupcake for his birthday!
Handy Manny was with us a TON! He ate, danced and ran around with the boys!