[QUOTE=SkourasFam;935904]We have a four year old and realized that the regular dining plan is nice…but the deluxe is the way to go. It’s a planned break a few times during the day…in the air conditioning. We have been three times over the last two years. We bought the regular dining plan our first trip and here were the things we found… at lunch time, when we did our quick service meal, it was tough getting into the quick service places to eat. We waited in line for up to an hour to order and getting a table was usually tough and involved watching for families to get up and then rush over to sit down. Our daughter had several tantrums over this wait, rush…thing and so we thought about doing the deluxe plan the following time we went. It was great! Typically we end our day after the parade anyway, given our daughters age…she’s usually done by then…so we go back to our hotel and rest before going to a nice dinner. With the deluxe, you can choose either QS or Table meals, so you aren’t “stuck” with the table meals if you really wanted something quick. We found that going to Downtown Disney that we ate QS instead of sit down because there was less crowd and lines. We love being able to sit down at least twice a day without lines! We have done the deluxe now twice and hope to do it again in September when we go back![/QUOTE]
Thanks, this point of view makes me feel a lot better about our decision to do the Deluxe plan. DH and I are just park commandos, plain and simple. We’re hoping these forced breaks throughout the day will slow us down and help us “smell the roses” if you will. And I’ve been contemplating the benefits of doing the Deluxe plan whenever we finally take the kids. I think it will be a must-do, because I can’t imagine dealing with long CS lines/no tables with cranky toddlers in tow!