Deluxe Dining Plan

Shellbells

DIS Veteran
Joined
Sep 27, 2011
We love the deluxe plan. But we always only eat twice a day because 1. It's a ton of food and 2. We do a signature everyday.

If we get hungry between meals we use a snack credit.

Just for fun and because I was curious, I just went and added up the meals on the first 2 days of our trip.

1st day
Homecomin - $118
Flying Fish -$217
Total for the day $335 or &167.50 each

2nd day
Coral Reef- $124
Yachtsmans - $177.10 ( I took a pic of this receipt)
Total for the day $301.10 or $150.55 each

This doesn't even include the snacks or the mugs. So for us, yes it's worth it financially to get the Deluxe plan. But to be honest, I've never done the math before and I still felt like it was worth it.
We love being able to pay off our trip over time and splurge on meals we would never dream of paying for back home. We don't purposely order the most expensive thing, we just order what sounds good. We're just able to enjoy ourselves without stressing out about how much the credit card bill will be when we get home.
 

vincep

Earning My Ears
Joined
Mar 18, 2019
When I've spoken with reps they never mentioned the no appetizer for breakfast but there it is. I've done the Deluxe once and it was great but you feel like you are eating all the time and are always full. If you make it a foodie trip it's great. If I do it again and I probably will I will make it part of a split stay and not an entire trip. I'm just wondering how much it will go up when I return to the parks next year. I can't imagine it will still be $120.
 


Divaofdisney

DIS Veteran
Joined
Apr 10, 2002
We started out our disney trips with the regular dining plan.... but as we started doing more signature dining we just loved doing them and the food by and large was so superior. We have been doing the Deluxe dining plans for the past 4-5 trips now and it is something we now look forward to as much as we do the parks. We work so hard in our jobs and daily life esp. of late since both my husband and I are both nurses and essential personnel. that this is our treat to ourselves and even though it is very expensive we feel it is worth the price, not having to worry about paying out of pocket for our meals and knowing we will all enjoy our meals, snacks, beverages etc. Our kids now grown feel the same way- I always remember the old saying, you get what you pay for. For us we don't go every year sometimes its several years in between so it gives us time to save up for it. It is such a personal decision for each family and I totally respect what a person feels is best for their family. :)
 
  • serene56

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Dec 4, 2004
    At quick service places can I use a kids credit to pay for an adult I know it’s gotta be a kids item. I’m look at woodys lunchbox. Something small light. The kids meal is perfect
     

    sharonabe

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 22, 2009
    At quick service places can I use a kids credit to pay for an adult I know it’s gotta be a kids item. I’m look at woodys lunchbox. Something small light. The kids meal is perfect
    If you ask for a kid's meal and you have kid's credits, the system should take the kid's credit without even having to ask.
     

    serene56

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Dec 4, 2004
    That’s what I thought. But on the other hand going to Epcot and somerset doesn’t have a kids menu. Getting hot dogs and a soda will they use the kids credits? Same with UK. No kids menu
     

    Pumbaa_

    >Hakuna Matata!<
    Moderator
    Joined
    Jan 7, 2001
    That’s tougher

    the change in kids credits happened this year and we did not get a lot of reports before this world changed

    I don’t know what will happen at either of those places.
    has anyone actually gone to either of these places after jan 1 And used a child as credit?
     
  • sharonabe

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 22, 2009
    That’s what I thought. But on the other hand going to Epcot and somerset doesn’t have a kids menu. Getting hot dogs and a soda will they use the kids credits? Same with UK. No kids menu
    If those places still do not have a kid's menu, my guess is they will not use a kid's credit. The early reports were that at these places, you couldn't use a kid's credit to purchase anything.
     

    Pumbaa_

    >Hakuna Matata!<
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    Joined
    Jan 7, 2001
    Thanks, that’s what I was recalling too. Who knows what will be the case when they reopen
     

    serene56

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Dec 4, 2004
    Ok. Let me understand. If they do not offer a kids menu kids can not eat there with the dining plan. I mean a hot dog is about the same price as a kids meal.
     
  • sharonabe

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 22, 2009
    Ok. Let me understand. If they do not offer a kids menu kids can not eat there with the dining plan. I mean a hot dog is about the same price as a kids meal.
    Price has nothing to do with it. The registers have now been set to use credits for the appropriate meal. If there is no kid's meal, the registers have no way to "ring you up."
     

    serene56

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Dec 4, 2004
    You make a very good point. I can’t imagine needing 6 appetizers at each meal. That is just way too much food. Maybe we just do the regular dining plan and pay out of pocket for appetizers and drinks. I considered Tables in Wonderland to cover the extras but I’m not certain its worth it.
    You can call and have credits applied to the hoop de do and will reimburse your money back
     





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