Pick on dining experirnce to do.
Instant Impressions Header
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    snkasweet is offline Cast Member In Training
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Western Ma
    Posts
    47
    Favorite Park
    I have to pick a favorite
    Favorite Attraction
    Expedition Everest
    Favorite Parade
    Main St Electrical Parade
    Favorite Character
    The Mouse of course.
    Credits
    617


    I am thinking of not going with the Disney Dining plan. If that occurs we will treat ourselves to one disney dining experience. Which would you choose?


    Last edited by snkasweet; 07-20-2012 at 11:58 PM.
      
    snkasweet's Lanyard
    Mickey Gears
    Dreams do come true!

  2. You May Also Like....

       Sponsored Links


  3. #2
    englanddg's Avatar
    englanddg is offline Senior Imagineer
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Posts
    2,639
    Favorite Park
    EPCOT
    Favorite Attraction
    Haunted Mansion
    Favorite Parade
    Main Street Electrical
    Favorite Character
    Goofy
    Credits
    15,759

    Re: Pick on dining experirnce to do.

    Size of group? Ages? Length of stay? Proposed budget?


    englanddg's Lanyard
    Mickey Cruise LineMonorailMickey GearsMonorail Pilot Wings LEHorizons
    B.C. (Before Child) '82, '87 - '95, 2004
    A.D. (After Daughter)
    2010 - 2 weeks @ CBR
    2011 - 3 in DC, 14 @ CBR
    2012 - 3 @ Royal Pacific, 12 @ Pop
    2013 - 3 @ DLC | 2013 - Contemporary, DCL Fantasy, POFQ

  4. #3
    snkasweet is offline Cast Member In Training
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Western Ma
    Posts
    47
    Favorite Park
    I have to pick a favorite
    Favorite Attraction
    Expedition Everest
    Favorite Parade
    Main St Electrical Parade
    Favorite Character
    The Mouse of course.
    Credits
    617

    Quote Originally Posted by englanddg
    Size of group? Ages? Length of stay? Proposed budget?
    Four of us. My husband,dd7,dd2 and myself. We stay for 8 days. Budget is somewhat open. Last year we did lunch at Cinderella's Royal table. We have not participated in the dining plan as we feel we can eat significantly cheaper than the price . If it were offered for free then we would but since we go during jan marthon it is not. . So we like to treat ourselves to a disney dining experience.

    We were going to purchase it this year but seems more money then what we typically spend.


    Last edited by snkasweet; 07-21-2012 at 12:09 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    snkasweet's Lanyard
    Mickey Gears
    Dreams do come true!

  5. #4
    englanddg's Avatar
    englanddg is offline Senior Imagineer
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Posts
    2,639
    Favorite Park
    EPCOT
    Favorite Attraction
    Haunted Mansion
    Favorite Parade
    Main Street Electrical
    Favorite Character
    Goofy
    Credits
    15,759

    Re: Pick on dining experirnce to do.

    With 2 daughters, I'd say Royal Table is the best bet for the money. You can't beat eating in the castle and meeting all the princesses for two little girls.

    Signature/Character dines can get expensive quick. I've found, while I can eat *cheaper* without the plan, I can easily make the plan a value by doing things that I would not do were I counting pennies every meal (e.g. I did Le Cellier with 3 adults and 1 child last year on the deluxe plan, and our meal came out to nearly 400 bucks...good thing I had Dining Credits!)

    That being said, there are lots of character meal options. But, a great experience is the Luau. That's a blast. Dunno how well it works in Jan, perhaps someone else could chip in there?

    Another one that's affordable and fun is the Hoop de Hoo at Wilderness Lodge.


    englanddg's Lanyard
    Mickey Cruise LineMonorailMickey GearsMonorail Pilot Wings LEHorizons
    B.C. (Before Child) '82, '87 - '95, 2004
    A.D. (After Daughter)
    2010 - 2 weeks @ CBR
    2011 - 3 in DC, 14 @ CBR
    2012 - 3 @ Royal Pacific, 12 @ Pop
    2013 - 3 @ DLC | 2013 - Contemporary, DCL Fantasy, POFQ

  6. #5
    snkasweet is offline Cast Member In Training
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Western Ma
    Posts
    47
    Favorite Park
    I have to pick a favorite
    Favorite Attraction
    Expedition Everest
    Favorite Parade
    Main St Electrical Parade
    Favorite Character
    The Mouse of course.
    Credits
    617

    Maybe we should purchase the dining plan. hmm. I have been reading a few threads on ddp and it seems more people enjoy it then don't. Especially,those with little one. If we stay at a value resort can we purchase the dining plan with table service?


    snkasweet's Lanyard
    Mickey Gears
    Dreams do come true!

  7. #6
    englanddg's Avatar
    englanddg is offline Senior Imagineer
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Posts
    2,639
    Favorite Park
    EPCOT
    Favorite Attraction
    Haunted Mansion
    Favorite Parade
    Main Street Electrical
    Favorite Character
    Goofy
    Credits
    15,759

    Re: Pick on dining experirnce to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by snkasweet View Post
    Maybe we should purchase the dining plan. hmm. I have been reading a few threads on ddp and it seems more people enjoy it then don't. Especially,those with little one. If we stay at a value resort can we purchase the dining plan with table service?
    Yes, you can. All the dining packages are available to people staying at at any of the Disney resorts/campgrounds, with the exception of the Platinum package, which is only available at Deluxe Villas or Deluxe Resorts.

    Dining / Snack credits are assigned based on the number of nights of your stay. So, if you are staying 4 nights, you'll get the number of daily dining/snack credits * 4 * number of people staying in that room. There are 5 levels of dining plans:

    1) Magic Your Way Plus Quick Service Dining
    2 Quick Service, 1 snack
    2013 Magic Your Way Package Plus Quick-Service Dining | Vacation Packages | Walt Disney World Resort


    2) Magic Your Way Plus Dining
    1 Quick Service, 1 Table Service, 1 snack
    2013 Magic Your Way Package Plus Dining | Vacation Packages | Walt Disney World Resort

    3) Magic Your Way Plus Deluxe Dining
    3 Meals (Quick or Table Service), 2 snacks
    2013 Magic Your Way Package Plus Deluxe Dining | Vacation Packages | Walt Disney World Resort

    4) Magic Your Way Premium Package
    Similar to Deluxe, but with more features / benefits
    2013 Magic Your Way Premium Package | Vacation Packages | Walt Disney World Resort

    5) Magic Your Way Platinum Package
    Similar to Premium, but with more features / benefits
    2013 Magic Your Way Platinum Package | Vacation Packages | Walt Disney World Resort

    Each table service credit (or meal credit if it's Deluxe or greater) gets each adult one appitizer, one entree and one dessert. Kids under 10 are required to order from the kids menu (if one is available), but they also get an appatizer / entree / dessert. Since I had 3 adults last year, we got 3 appitizers, 3 entrees and 3 desserts per restaurant. I found it very fun for us all to order different things and share with the other adults in my party last year.

    Some character meals (though not all) are 2 credit. Royal Table, I know for sure, is a 2 credit experience. Signature restaurants are also 2 credit (such as Le Cellier at dinner, and Brown Derby). If you go this route, I'd set up a spreadsheet or something to track your credits. The Cast Member will tell you how many credits it takes when you reserve. I'd recommend reservations for popular restaurants / experiences (Luau, Royal Table, etc.)...but you don't *have* to make reservations to use your credits. You can use them as you please during your stay.

    I find the deluxe is a good value. While it does add expense, I find that it relieves a lot of stress when I'm there, as I can pretty much eat anywhere I want, and the only money I have to spend at Disney is "fun money". Though it sounds like you might run out of credits, even with the Deluxe, I never have, and I know others who have the same experience.

    To make it a value, all I have to do is eat at a few signature restaurants and do some character meals / dinner shows and it's easily paid for itself.

    I linked the Disneyworld.com descriptions below each one.


    Last edited by englanddg; 07-21-2012 at 09:11 PM.
    englanddg's Lanyard
    Mickey Cruise LineMonorailMickey GearsMonorail Pilot Wings LEHorizons
    B.C. (Before Child) '82, '87 - '95, 2004
    A.D. (After Daughter)
    2010 - 2 weeks @ CBR
    2011 - 3 in DC, 14 @ CBR
    2012 - 3 @ Royal Pacific, 12 @ Pop
    2013 - 3 @ DLC | 2013 - Contemporary, DCL Fantasy, POFQ

  8. #7
    laureliz13's Avatar
    laureliz13 is offline Senior Cast Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    818
    Favorite Park
    Epcot/magic kingdom
    Favorite Attraction
    Expedition Everest
    Favorite Parade
    Move it shake it
    Favorite Character
    Donald, daisy, figment
    Credits
    3,058


    So upset I can't do the deluxe dining with a cm discount boo


    laureliz13's Lanyard
    Expedition EverestHaunted Mansion
    Laur

Similar Threads

  1. Disney Dining Plan Explainations
    By Mickey Crazy in forum WDW Restaurants
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-23-2010, 07:03 PM
  2. Disney World to raise rates for Disney Dining Plan in 2010
    By Ryan C. in forum Disney Front Page News
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-30-2009, 01:01 PM
  3. What's New, WDW Dining
    By Mickey Crazy in forum Disney Front Page News
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-23-2007, 11:34 AM
  4. More Than a Meal: Unique Disney Dining Spots
    By Ryan C. in forum General Planning
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-19-2006, 09:50 PM
  5. Dining Additions @ DLR!
    By MickeysGirl in forum TD archives
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-28-2003, 04:09 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
BACK TO TOP
Staples.com!