[QUOTE=WishUponAStar;1032631]We just ate there in December on the night of my husband’s birthday & even though we were on the dining plan I know exactly what we ordered & it certainly wouldn’t have added up to $100/per person. We didn’t drink alcohol, so I assume that adding stuff like wine, apps, & desserts to a cash bill could really add up fast. Although, we shared an appetizer, both had an entree, 2 soft drinks, and each had an individual dessert. Our total would have been about $120. without the dining plan.
This is why the deluxe plan makes more sense if you’re actually interested in eating. With three sit down credits including appetizer and two snacks a day, you can indulge yourself with character buffets for breakfast and signature dinners every day of your vacation. As you noted, the signatures without appetizer don’t equal two credits, but on the deluxe, with appetizer, you can easily break through $60 per person.
I’m not saying this is for everyone. Not even I can justify going deluxe on every visit. But if you plan it right, the deluxe plan can be a better fit for some people.
To the opening post, yes, you can go $100+ per adult, but only if you go nuts, order appetizers, get a couple of Yoshi’s special sushi rolls that cost over $20 each, drink alcohol to excess (either quantity or quality, i.e. $60 a glass dessert port or an 18 year old single malt scotch or 6 long necks) you should be able to have an entree and dessert with an iced tea for about $67 with tax and tip.
I always recommend looking at the menus at All Ears as an invaluable planning resource.